(Re)Conciliar: Work family conflict in dual earner families

Work-family balance and child rearing are major social concerns. Few studies, however, have addressed how parents work-family conflict (WFC) associates with children's emotion regulation. This study proposes the link to occur through parents' psychological availability (PA). The model tested both intraindividual and interindividual effects on a sample of 138 dual-earner couples with preschool-aged children. The results showed that WFC related negatively to PA (actor and partner effects); fathers' and mothers' PA associated negatively with child lability and positively with child emotion regulation. Indirect effects wer found for fatgers' and mothers' WFC and children's emotion regulation and lability through partners' PA, controlling for child gender and temperament. The findings showed a dyadic pattern amng cuples' work-family balance, parenting, and children's emotion regulation.

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Author Marisa Matias; Paula Mena Matos; Tiago Ferreira
Last Updated February 5, 2020, 10:01 (UTC)
Created May 23, 2018, 15:05 (UTC)
Author Email marisa@fpce.up.pt; pmmatos@fpce.up.pt; tiagodsferreira@gmail.com
Research domain Family psychology
dc.Format * .xlsx
dc.Language EN
dc.Publisher FPCEUP
dc.Relation Matias, Marisa et al. Work-family conflict, psychological availability, and child emotion regulation: Spillover and crossover in dual-earner families. 2017. Personal Relationships. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12198 (http://hdl.handle.net/10216/105273)
dc.Spatial Coverage Porto, Portugal
dc.Temporal Coverage 2013-2017
ddi.Kind of Data Dyadic data collected by survey
ddi.Sample 138 heterosexual dual-earner couples with preschool-aged children in Porto metropolitan area
ddi.Sampling Procedure Purposive Sampling
ddi.Summary Statistics Type Means, Standard Deviations and Correlations
ddi.Time Method Cross sectional
ddi.Variable Children's Emotion Regulation; Psychological Availability; Work-family conflict