THE ROLE OF HUSBANDS' SUPPORTIVE COMMUNICATION PRACTICES IN THE LIVES OF EMPLOYED MOTHERS

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Michele R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-19T21:09:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-19T21:09:32Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!etd.send_file?accession=osu1488188894436948&disposition=inline en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11347/281
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the experiences of employed mothers. Four problems employed mothers experience are work-family conflict, stress, inequity in the division of household and child care labor, and double bind beliefs. In this study I examine the role of husbands’ supportive communication practices in serving to alleviate these problems, as well as contribute to positive outcomes such as marital, job, and life satisfaction. Specifically, women's perceptions of their husbands' support practices are examined in this study. One-hundred twenty-one employed mothers participated in this study. These women completed questionnaires that included open-ended and fixed-response measures of husbands' support, as well as measures of the problems and outcomes of employed mothers' adaptation to work and family. A conception of husbands' support was tailored to employed mothers, and included the components of encouraging discussion, interpersonal involvement, acceptance, dialogue, and assistance. Results showed that most employed mothers did experience the problems at moderate to high levels, and these problems were negatively correlated with women's perceptions of their husbands' support as well as the outcomes of marital and life satisfaction. Women's descriptions of their husbands' support practices in the open-ended narratives of their work ii family difficulties were consistent with components of the fixed-response scale measure of support. That is, women described similar support practices in both measures of support. Regression analyses on marital and life satisfaction showed that husbands' support served a mediating role in that employed mothers’ problems were lessened when support was present in the lives of these women. Implications of these results and contributions of the study are described in Chapter 5. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher UMI en_US
dc.subject Social support en_US
dc.subject Work-family conflict en_US
dc.subject Child care labor en_US
dc.subject communication practices en_US
dc.title THE ROLE OF HUSBANDS' SUPPORTIVE COMMUNICATION PRACTICES IN THE LIVES OF EMPLOYED MOTHERS en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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