After the baby: work-family conflict and working mothers' psychological health.
Fam Relat 2009 Oct; 58(4):380-391
This study examines work and family characteristics and depressive symptomatology among over 700 working mothers of infants. Working mothers in poorer quality jobs, as well as working mothers who were single or whose infant's health was poorer than that of other infants, reported greater depressive symptomatology. The effect of job quality on depressive symptomatology was mediated by work-family conflict, whereas infant health and marital status had direct effects on depressive symptomatology.
Humans; Women; Workers; Worker-health; Work-capability; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-stress; Age-groups; Stress;
Author Keywords: depressive symptomatology; infant health; psychological health; work-family conflict; working mothers
Nancy L. Marshall, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02481