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Work and family roles in relation to women's well-being: A longitudinal study

Noor, Noraini M. (1995) Work and family roles in relation to women's well-being: A longitudinal study. British Journal of Social Psychology, 34 (1). pp. 87-106. ISSN 0144-6665 E-ISSN 2044-8309

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Previous research on women has focus on the influence of the overall work- or family-role experiences rather than on the specific characteristics of each role. Using multi-dimensional measures of work- or family-role experiences, this study first examined (Time 1) the additive cumulative contributions of role experiences in the prediction of women's well-being (happiness and symptoms of psychological distress). While work overload significantly predicted distress at Time 2, none of the family-role variables was related to well-being. Second, as the sample was made up of two groups of women who differed in occupational status (secretaries and professional women), it was possible that the effect of overload on distress might be conditioned by occupational status. The group X overload interaction term was found to be highly significant (p<.007); high occupational status moderated the negative effects of work overload. By contrast, secretaries were adversely affected by work overload. These results are discussed in relation to the existing literature, with reference to women work and family roles in relation to women's well-being, and the effects of occupational status on helath outcomes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1099/54578
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; aged; article; attitude; child parent relation; control; epidemiology; female; gender identity; human; job satisfaction; longitudinal study; marriage; mental stress; psychological aspect; psychosomatic disorder; somatoform disorder; workload
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Professor Noraini M. Noor
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 11:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54578

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