Examining the links between employed mothers' work characteristics, physical activity, and child health.
J Appl Physiol 2013 Jan; 98(1):148-157
The present study tested a process model through which the strain-based (job control and role ambiguity) and time-based (work hours) job demands of employed mothers relate to child health via child modeling of mother's physical activity. Support was found for a model of these relationships using dyadic mother-child data (N = 359) from a large, multi-wave nationwide data set and job demands data from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net). Theoretical and practical implications, as well as future research directions, are also discussed.
Models; Humans; Women; Behavior; Physical-fitness; Physiology; Psychology; Statistical-analysis; Children; Adolescents;
Author Keywords: job demands; work-family; maternal employment; exercise
Ryan C. Johnson, University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, PCD 4118G, Tampa, FL 33620
Journal of Applied Physiology
Sunshine Education and Research Center, University of South Florida