Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Boundary-spanning work demands and their consequences for guilt and psychological distress.

Authors
Glavin-P; Schieman-S; Reid-S
Source
J Health Soc Behav 2011 Mar; 52(1):43-57
NIOSHTIC No.
20038879
Abstract
Using data from a national survey of working Americans (Work, Stress, and Health Survey; N = 1,042), the authors examine the associations between boundary-spanning work demands and self-reported feelings of guilt and distress. The authors document gender differences in the emotional and mental health consequences of boundary-spanning work demands, as indexed by the frequency of receiving work-related contact outside of normal work hours. Specifically, the authors observe that frequent work contact is associated with more feelings of guilt and distress among women only. Analyses also demonstrate that guilt accounts for the positive association between the frequency of work contact and distress among women. Statistical adjustments for levels of guilt reduce the positive association between frequent work contact and distress among women to nonsignificance. The findings underscore the importance of focusing on gender and emotions in work-family interface processes, as well as their implications for psychological health.
Keywords
Information-retrieval-systems; Work-practices; Job-stress; Psychological-reactions; Emotional-stress; Mental-health; Mental-stress; Men; Women; Work-operations; Worker-health; Families; Psychological-effects; Health-surveys; Author Keywords: boundary-spanning work demands; guilt; psychological distress; role blurring; work-family
Contact
Paul Glavin, Department of Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 2J4 Canada
CODEN
JHSBA5
Publication Date
20110301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
paul.galvin@utoronto.ca
Funding Amount
695194
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-008141
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0022-1465
Source Name
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Performing Organization
University of Toronto
TOP