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ERIC Number: EJ844672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Longitudinal Associations between Maternal Work Stress, Negative Work-Family Spillover, and Depressive Symptoms
Goodman, W. Benjamin; Crouter, Ann C.
Family Relations, v58 n3 p245-258 Jul 2009
The current study examined associations over an 18-month period between maternal work stressors, negative work-family spillover, and depressive symptoms in a sample of 414 employed mothers with young children living in six predominantly nonmetropolitan counties in the Eastern United States. Results from a one-group mediation model showed that a less flexible work environment and greater work pressure predicted higher levels of depressive symptoms and, further, that these associations were mediated by perceptions of negative work-family spillover. Additionally, results from a two-group mediation model suggested that work pressure predicted greater perceptions of spillover only for mothers employed full-time. Findings suggest the need for policies that reduce levels of work stress and help mothers manage their work and family responsibilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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