ERIC Number: EJ815795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Nonstandard Work Schedules, Perceived Family Well-Being, and Daily Stressors
Davis, Kelly D.; Goodman, W. Benjamin; Pirretti, Amy E.; Almeida, David M.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n4 p991-1003 Nov 2008
Data from two studies assessed the effects of nonstandard work schedules on perceived family well-being and daily stressors. Study 1, using a sample of employed, married adults aged 25-74 (n = 1,166) from the National Survey of Midlife in the United States, showed that night work was associated with perceptions of greater marital instability, negative family-work, and work-family spillover than weekend or daytime work. In Study 2, with a subsample of adults (n = 458) who participated in the National Study of Daily Experiences, weekend workers reported more daily work stressors than weekday workers. Several sociodemographic variables were tested as moderators. Both studies demonstrated that nonstandard work schedules place a strain on working, married adults at the global and daily level.
Descriptors: Marital Instability, Working Hours, Family Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Stress Variables, Well Being, Employment Level, Marriage, Spouses, Family Relationship, Adults, Socioeconomic Influences, Correlation
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