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Work and women’s well-being: religion and age as moderators

Mohd. Noor, Noraini (2008) Work and women’s well-being: religion and age as moderators. Journal of Religion and Health, 47 (4). pp. 476-490. ISSN 0022-4197 (P), 1573-6751 (O)

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Religion has been found to moderate the stress–strain relationship. This moderator role, however, may be dependent on age. The present study tested for the threeway interaction between work experience, age, and religiosity in the prediction of women’s well-being, and predicted that work experience and religiosity will combine additively in older women, while in younger women religiosity is predicted to moderate the relationship between work experience and well-being. In a sample of 389 married Malay Muslim women, results of the regression analyses showed significant three-way interactions between work experience, age, and religiosity in the prediction of well-being (measured by distress symptoms and life satisfaction). While in younger women the results were in line with the predictions made, in the older women, both additive and moderator effects of religiosity were observed, depending on the well-being measures used. These results are discussed in relation to the literature on work and family, with specific reference to women’s age, religion, as well as the issue of stress–strain specificity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1099/789
Uncontrolled Keywords: age, work, religiousity, well-being, additive effect, moderator
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 Jul 2011 09:56
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 09:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/789

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