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ERIC Number: EJ842954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Does Community Resource Fit Matter to Fathers? A Study of Employed Fathers, School and School Activity Schedules, and Well-Being
Barnett, Rosalind Chait; Gareis, Karen C.
Journal of Family Issues, v30 n7 p1001-1016 2009
Several scholars have noted that community resources might facilitate or hinder employees' ability to meet their many work and family demands, thereby affecting their psychological well-being. However, this is the first study to estimate these relationships using a newly developed quantitative measure of community resource fit that assesses the satisfaction of employed parents of school-aged children with key community resources. In this analysis, the authors focus on the relationships linking one aspect of community resource fit--specifically, child's school and school activity schedules, or school resource fit--as a contextual variable influencing well-being (i.e., job-role quality, psychological distress) in a sample of 53 employed married fathers. Among these fathers, having school and school activity schedules that meet their needs is associated with low psychological distress and high job-role quality. Importantly, fathers with fewer resources in terms of income or job flexibility benefit most in terms of their job-role quality. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts