Do job demands undermine parenting? A daily analysis of spillover and crossover effects
Dual-earner couples, Job demands, Parentchild, Work and family
Using data collected over 14 consecutive days, we examined the impact of work hours and job demands on parent-child interactions for mothers and fathers in nonprofessional couples. Wives and husbands evaluated their interactions with their children similarly, such that changes in a spouse's evaluation of parentchild interactions typically matched those reported by the other spouse. Greater daily work hours were related to less time spent on child care and less time spent on leisure with children, but higher positive interactions with children were reported. Greater wife perceived job demands were associated with husbands having more positive interactions with children. The findings add to our limited understanding of daily experiences of work-family issues for parents within nonprofessional, dual-earner households.
Department of Psychology
Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies
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Bass, Brenda L.; Butler, Adam B.; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; and Linney, Kirsten D., "Do job demands undermine parenting? A daily analysis of spillover and crossover effects" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2266.