Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Academic Program

Business Administration BSBA


Management and International Business

First Advisor

Jacob Breland, Ph.D.

Advisor Department

Management and International Business


Gender disparity in the workplace is a pervasive problem that has been widely studied, especially as to why women do not progress in their careers to the same degree as their male counterparts. Measures have been established for work-family conflict, and it has been claimed that this is the main factor that prevents women from advancing in their careers. Research into the unequal distribution of time, labor, and pay has become increasingly popular as a means to understand the forces contributing to women’s stalled advancement. This study furthers this work to determine if gender inequality is a factor in overwork, burnout, and work-family conflict. It is hypothesized that women will experience outcomes more negatively than men. Data were retrieved from a survey that was given to working-age individuals via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), which produced 400 responses. The results of this study revealed the men sampled experienced more negative outcomes than women. Although the findings did not align with the hypothesis, it is suggested that there are more significant implications to the gendered approach to overwork that should be explored. Future research is recommended to continue this line of inquiry and determine the mechanisms contributing to the gender gap in the workforce.