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ERIC Number: EJ879370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Happy Spouses, Happy Parents? Family Relationships among Finnish and Dutch Dual Earners
Malinen, Kaisa; Kinnunen, Ulla; Tolvanen, Asko; Ronka, Anna; Wierda-Boer, Hilde; Gerris, Jan
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n2 p293-306 Apr 2010
In this study links between spousal and parent-child relationships among Finnish (n = 157 couples) and Dutch (n = 276 couples) dual earners with young children were examined using paired questionnaire data. Variable-oriented analyses (structural equation modeling with a multigroup procedure) supported the spillover hypothesis, as higher levels of satisfaction in the spousal relationship were related to higher quality in the parent-child relationship and lower parental role restrictions. These connections did not differ by gender or country. With family typological analyses (mixture modeling), 4 family types were identified: families with satisfying relationships (73.4% of the families), families with unsatisfying parent-child relationships (13.4%), and families with either dissatisfied men (6.0%) or dissatisfied women (7.2%).
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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; Netherlands