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ERIC Number: EJ846635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Employee, Partner, and Mother: Woman's Three Roles and Their Implications for Health
Kostiainen, Elisa; Martelin, Tuija; Kestila, Laura; Martikainen, Pekka; Koskinen, Seppo
Journal of Family Issues, v30 n8 p1122-1150 2009
A large number of Western women today occupy the roles of an employee, a partner, and a mother. The three life spheres may spell contradictory expectations, demands, and rewards. The aim of this article is to examine self-rated health (SRH) and psychological distress of Finnish women aged 30 to 49 years. In addition to the number of roles the respondent occupies, the quality and the characteristics of each role are analyzed. The employee role is most strongly associated with SRH, whereas job control (jc) is the most important work characteristic. The partner role and, in more detail, support from partner determines psychological distress most significantly. Multiple-role occupancy is associated with good SRH. This, however, appears to be a cumulative effect of the individual roles and mostly not due to interactions between the roles the women occupy. (Contains 3 figures and 3 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: Finland