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ERIC Number: EJ784027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Wives' Shift Work Schedules and Husbands' and Wives' Well-Being in Dual-Earner Couples with Children: A within-Couple Analysis
Chait Barnett, Rosalind; Gareis, Karen C.; Brennan, Robert T.
Journal of Family Issues, v29 n3 p396-422 2008
In a sample of 55 dual-earner families with children aged 8 to 14 in which the mothers are registered nurses regularly working either day shifts (typically 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or evening shifts (typically 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.), we estimated the within-couple relationship between the wife's work variables (i.e., work shift, work hours, and the interaction between work shift and work hours) and each spouse's work-family conflict, psychological distress, and marital-role quality. Wives' work variables predicted their own work-family conflict and psychological distress and showed a trend to predict their husbands' work-family conflict. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts