A new survey has revealed that most women are opting for a healthy family life rather a career.
A national study of almost 2300 women, commissioned by parenting website Kidspot, showed three quarters of respondents aged between 18 and 65 believe family is the single most important thing in their life.
AdvertisementThe survey says women are shifting from a "perfectionist" attitude and rate their family, seeing friends, keeping fit, further study and community work as more important than pursuing their career.
Jenni Colwill president of 2020Women, an organisation that promotes gender equality, said while the emphasis on family was not surprising, the results suggested women were "disengaged" in other areas and this was not the case.
"We've got this opinion that women have to do everything, the paid and the unpaid work, the family responsibilities and I'm not sure that has necessarily changed," News.com.au quoted her as saying.
"I think what you see now is women who are more assertive, when they get annoyed with the workplace, they're more likely to express their dissatisfaction and leave," she said.
Kidspot chief executive Katie May, however, believes women today "no longer believe that 'having it all' requires 'doing it all'.
"The areas causing a woman the least stress today are trying to succeed in a man's world and the inability to progress her career due to commitments at home," she said.
"It's a change on what we've seen previously and a move away from perfectionist attitudes of many women," she added. (ANI)