ERIC Number: EJ855655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Reference Count: 52
After the Baby: Work-Family Conflict and Working Mothers' Psychological Health
Marshall, Nancy L.; Tracy, Allison J.
Family Relations, v58 n4 p380-391 Oct 2009
This study examines work and family characteristics and depressive symptomatology among over 700 working mothers of infants. Working mothers in poorer quality jobs, as well as working mothers who were single or whose infant's health was poorer than that of other infants, reported greater depressive symptomatology. The effect of job quality on depressive symptomatology was mediated by work-family conflict, whereas infant health and marital status had direct effects on depressive symptomatology.
Descriptors: Marital Status, Mothers, Family Characteristics, Conflict, Infants, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Employed Parents, Family Work Relationship, Child Health, Employment Level
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