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ERIC Number: EJ761899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Shift Work, Parenting Behaviors, and Children's Socioemotional Well-Being: A Within-Family Study
Barnett, Rosalind Chait; Gareis, Karen C.
Journal of Family Issues, v28 n6 p727-748 2007
Many U.S. employees with children work nonstandard hours, yet we know little about the linkages among maternal shift schedules, mothers' and fathers' parenting behaviors, and children's socioemotional outcomes. In a sample of 55 dual-earner families with children age 8 to 14 years and mothers working day versus evening shifts, the authors found that mothers' work schedules are unrelated to their parenting behaviors. However, fathers whose wives work evenings (vs. days) spend more time with children, know more about children's activities, receive more disclosures from children, and have better parenting skills, variables that are inversely associated with children's internalizing, externalizing, and risk-taking behaviors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts