ERIC Number: ED256478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Maternal Employment Patterns and Mothers' and Children's Post-Separation Adjustment.
Malley, Janet E.; Barenbaum, Nicole B.
A total of 128 recently separated mothers and their children were interviewed and completed a number of adjustment measures. Mothers' work situation was assessed according to two variables: time at work and job level. Number of years of education was used as a predictor of mothers' work situation. Mothers' adjustment was assessed in terms of life satisfaction, mood disturbance, and stress symptoms. Children's adjustment was assessed using two indicators: negative affect and guilt. Children's post-separation adjustment was found to be related to their mothers' adjustment rather than to their mothers' work situation. Mothers' adjustment was related to job level but not to the amount of time spent at work. (Relationships among these variables are discussed.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).