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ERIC Number: EJ855663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Work Separation Demands and Spouse Psychological Well-Being
Orthner, Dennis K.; Rose, Roderick
Family Relations, v58 n4 p392-403 Oct 2009
Using family resilience and ecological theories, we examine the relationship between partner work-required travel separations and spouse psychological well-being. The study examines the role of work-organization-provided supports for families and of informal support networks, including marital satisfaction, as factors that can reduce the risks for indicators of poor well-being. The data come from a probability sample survey of 8,056 female spouses of U.S. Army personnel, with considerable variation in the amount of travel-related separations. Findings indicate risks for poor psychological well-being are greater for spouses who experience more frequent work-related separations. Findings also indicate that both work organization support and informal support network connections are significant protective factors for spouses experiencing these separations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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