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ERIC Number: ED138856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Synchronization of Leisure Conflicts in the Family Schedule.
Kelly, John R.
The model of the family as a set of contingent careers is brought into focus by Wilbert Moore's suggestions that in schedule synchronization the family takes priority in claiming time, the wife-mother asserts such claims and arranges the schedule, and common leisure activities symbolize the solidarity of the unit. The perception of parents of the conflicts and schedule changes introduced by one time-demanding role of a child, participation in competitive swimming, provides a measure of schedule priorities and management. Moore is partly supported in the centrality of the mother in the process, but not the priority of family activity and symbolic "togetherness." The central activities of family leisure--eating and going out together--give way to the exterior, performance-oriented childrens' sport requirements. Family nonwork schedules are found to be quite variable. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (St. Louis, Missouri, April 1976)