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ERIC Number: ED316804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Stress and Health of Women LPN's and LSW's: Final Project Report. Working Paper No. 202.
Barnett, Rosalind C.; And Others
This study examined work and non-workplace sources of stress in the lives of women (N=403) currently employed as health-care providers. Female licensed practical nurses and social workers were sampled because they met the three criteria determined upon for the study; that is, they were all in high-stress occupations; women predominate in those professions; and these professions had readily identifiable populations which permitted drawing random samples. The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess the relationships between work-role quality, family-role occupancy, and family role quality on one hand and mental and physical health outcomes on the other hand. The results indicated that: (1) among female health-care providers, work-role quality was an important predictor of mental and physical health measures, particularly subjective well-being, physical health symptoms, and cardiovascular disease; (2) family role occupancy had few direct effects on psychological distress, well-being, or physical symptoms; (3) parent role and partner role quality had direct, but not interactive effects, with subjective well-being; (4) family role quality had both direct and interactive effects with psychological distress and physical health; (5) the subjects showed stability with respect to role occupancy, role quality, and health measures. Eight tables, and 16 figures are included. (ABL)
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS/PHS), Cincinnati, OH.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Note: For related papers, see CG 022 356-358.