ERIC Number: EJ899746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Work Characteristics and Parent-Child Relationship Quality: The Mediating Role of Temporal Involvement
Roeters, Anne; Van Der Lippe, Tanja; Kluwer, Esther S.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n5 p1317-1328 Oct 2010
This study investigated whether the amount and nature of parent-child time mediated the association between parental work characteristics and parent-child relationship quality. We based hypotheses on the conflict and enrichment approaches, and we tested a path model using self-collected data on 1,008 Dutch fathers and 929 Dutch mothers with school-aged children. Longer working hours and less work engagement were associated with less parent-child time and longer working hours, more restrictive organizational norms, stress, flexibility, nonstandard hours (mothers only), and work engagement increased the disturbance of parent-child activities. Less and more disturbed parent-child activities were, in turn, associated with a lower parent-child relationship quality. In addition, work engagement and working hours had direct, beneficial effects on parent-child relationship quality.
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Time, Foreign Countries, Fathers, Conflict, Children, Family Work Relationship, Stress Variables, Correlation
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands