Work-family spillover and daily reports of work and family stress in the adult labor force
Family life course theory, Family stress, Work, Work-family spillover
Work-family research employing nationally representative samples and multiple methods of data collection is uncommon. We used data from two affiliated national surveys to examine the distribution of work-family spillover among working adults. The National Study of Daily Experiences (n = 741), an &-day daily diary study using a subsample of the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS; N = 2,130), allowed work-family spillover to be conceptualized and operationalized in different ways. Analyses testing family life course hypotheses indicated that self-reported negative and positive spillover between work and family were not randomly distributed within the labor force. Age was found to have a persistent curvilinear effect on negative spillover between work and family. The prevalence of co-occurring work and family stress reported over 8 days was comparable across nearly all the sociodemographic characteristics.
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Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Almeida, David M.; and McDonald, Daniel A., "Work-family spillover and daily reports of work and family stress in the adult labor force" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3485.