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ERIC Number: EJ879235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Parental Concerns about After-School Time: Antecedents and Correlates among Dual-Earner Parents
Barnett, Rosalind Chait; Gareis, Karen C.; Sabattini, Laura; Carter, Nancy M.
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n5 p606-625 2010
Most employed parents, many in dual-earner couples, are at work when their children get out of school, generating parental concerns about children's welfare after school. Parental concerns are hypothesized to be related to respondent and partner work hours, respondent schedule control, and child's unsupervised time and to give rise to job disruptions. The authors examine these links and the moderating effect of parent gender in a sample of 936 parents (310 men, 626 women) in full-time employed dual-earner couples with a school-aged (K-12) child. Parents' long work hours, lack of schedule control, and children's time unsupervised after school predicted high parental concerns, and parental concerns, in turn, predicted job disruptions. With one exception, results did not differ by gender. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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