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ERIC Number: EJ912228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
A Longitudinal Investigation of Work-Family Strains and Gains, Work Commitment, and Subsequent Employment Status among Partnered Working Mothers
Mulvaney, Matthew K.; McNall, Laurel A.; Morrissey, Rebecca A.
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n3 p292-316 Mar 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the work-family interface on mothers' commitment to work and the implications of that work commitment for subsequent employment. The study included a sample of employed partnered mothers who participated in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, all of whom had given birth at the beginning of the study. Longitudinal analyses were specified to isolate the predictors of change in work commitment during the first 3 years following childbirth. Results indicate that perceived work-family strains were uniquely associated with decreased work commitment whereas perceived work-family gains were uniquely associated with increased work commitment during this period. In addition, greater work commitment during the first 3 years following childbirth was associated with a greater likelihood that the woman would be employed 9 years later. Implications are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale