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ERIC Number: EJ788698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Work-Family Relations among Mothers of Children with Learning Disorders
Al-Yagon, Michal; Cinamon, Rachel Gali
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v23 n2 p91-107 May 2008
The study examined conflict and facilitation in work-family relations among working mothers of children with learning disorders (LD) or with typical development. The study also focused on three maternal personal resources (maternal anxious/avoidant attachment security, affect and sense of coherence) as antecedents of these work-family relations, and examined outcomes of such conflict and facilitation between the two life domains, as they affected patterns of close relationships within the family (child attachment and family cohesion). The sample included 96 mother-child dyads: 48 mothers and their children with LD; and 48 mothers and their typically developing children. Children's ages were 8-12 years. All attended public elementary schools in urban areas of central Israel. Significant group differences emerged on mothers' family to work conflict and on mothers' work to family facilitation. Findings indicated that several maternal personal resources were antecedents of these relations and also contributed to differences in mother-child attachment relationships and family cohesion. Discussion focused on understanding work-family relations among these mothers of children with LD, as well as the influence of maternal personal resources on patterns of close relationships (i.e., child attachment, family cohesion). (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel