ERIC Number: ED286581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Home Environment Factors as Predictors of Child Adjustment in Mother-Employed Households: Results of a Nationwide Study.
Guidubaldi, John; Nastasi, Bonnie K.
This nationwide study examined the following factors in terms of predictive relationships between home environment and child adjustment within mother-employed households: (1) marital status; (2) number of hours worked per week; (3) full- versus part-time employment; (4) mother's occupational classification; (5) family income; (6) child rearing practices; and (7) maternal satisfaction with job, child care arrangements, support received from spouse in child rearing, quality of the parent-child relationship, and parenting performance. A number of different measures were used to assess adjustment of children in grades 1-3. The home environment factors that were found to be most effective in predicting child adjustment through time included marital status, family income, mother's occupational classification, job satisfaction, and satisfaction with spouse support in child rearing. (PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 1987).