ERIC Number: EJ889784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Coping with Overload and Stress: Men and Women in Dual-Earner Families
Higgins, Chris A.; Duxbury, Linda E.; Lyons, Sean T.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n4 p847-859 Aug 2010
This study tested gender differences in a model positing relationships between work and family demands, overload, 4 coping mechanisms, and stress. The coping mechanisms were hypothesized to moderate the relationship between overload and stress. The sample consisted of 1,404 men and 1,623 women in dual-earner families. Respondents relied on 2 coping strategies: scaling back and restructuring family roles. Men were more likely than women to respond to overload by scaling back and less likely to respond by work-role restructuring. Coping by family-role restructuring moderated the relationship between role overload and stress for both groups; however, the gender difference was not significant. Coping by work-role restructuring moderated the relationship between overload and stress only for men.
Descriptors: Females, Coping, Gender Differences, Stress Variables, Family Work Relationship, Employed Parents, Measures (Individuals), Role, Males
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