The study comes from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. It specifically looked at working mothers and fathers. It found working mothers spend about 10 more hours a week multitasking than working fathers. It comes down to just over 48 hours a week for moms compared to 38.9 hours for dads. A co-author of the study from Michigan State said: "This suggests that working mothers are doing two activities at once more than two-fifths of the time they are awake, while working fathers are multitasking more than one-third of their waking hours."
What's really different is the way they feel about it. Mothers tended to feel stressed and conflicted when they multitask because they are concerned how people view their performance. Fathers tend to enjoy the process of multitasking. Please post comments on this blog but understand, I'll likely be doing something else while I'm reading it. :)