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Home characteristics, nonwork–work interference and well–being of dual earner parents / Nel, J.

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dc.contributor.author Nel, Jolene en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T15:28:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T15:28:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7046
dc.description Thesis (M.Com. (Industrial Psychology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2012.
dc.description.abstract Emotional home demands, cognitive home demands, home pressure, development possibilities, autonomy, social support, nonwork–work interference, spouse–work interference, parent–work interference, religion/spiritual–work interference, domestic–work interference, health, exhaustion, cognitive weariness, life satisfaction, dual earner parents Dual earner parents have become the norm in today’s workplace (Weigel, Weigel, Berger, Cook, & Delcampo, 1995). Dual earner parents face many challenging roles that they have to try to balance; these include being a parent, spouse, employee, being involved in religious practices and juggling domestic responsibilities. According to Duxbury and Higgins (1991), it is very difficult for such parents to balance their various roles and multiple demands. All these challenging demands (home characteristics) can cause nonwork–interference which can, in turn, lead to well–being problems (Magnus & Viswesvaran, 2005). The general objective of this study is to investigate the home characteristics, nonwork–work interference and well–being of a sample of dual earner parents. A convenience sample of dual earner parents (N=207) was taken in the Vaal Triangle area in Gauteng. The following scales was used within this study: the Home Demands Scale (Peeters et al., 2005), Home Resources Scale (Demerouti et al., 2010); the Work–nonwork Interference Scale (Koekemoer, Mostert, & Rothmann, 2010); the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) (Goldberg, & Williams, 1988); and the OLBI (Oldenburg Burnout Inventory) Scale measuring exhaustion, Cognitive weariness (Van Horn et al., 2004); and life satisfaction (Diener et al., 1985). Descriptive statistics, Cronbach alpha coefficients, product moment correlations and multiple regression analyses were used to analyse the data. The results indicated that emotional home demands and lack of autonomy significantly predict physical ill health; emotional home demands and spouse–work interference significantly predict anxiety; and emotional home demands significantly predict depression. Gender, home pressure, developmental possibilities and parent–work interference were, in turn, significant predictors of exhaustion. Recommendations were made for future research and also, on a more practical level, for dual earner parents. One of the recommendations is that one needs to investigate the possible cross–over and spillover effects of work–nonwork interference between wives and husbands. Another is to investigate the positive side of work–nonwork interference. en_US
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Emotional home demands en_US
dc.subject Cognitive home demands en_US
dc.subject Home pressure en_US
dc.subject Development possibilities en_US
dc.subject Autonomy en_US
dc.subject Social support en_US
dc.subject Nonwork-work interference en_US
dc.subject Spouse-work interference en_US
dc.subject Parent-work interference en_US
dc.subject Religion/spiritual-work interference en_US
dc.subject Domestic-work interference en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Exhaustion en_US
dc.subject Cognitive weariness en_US
dc.subject Life satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Dual earner parents en_US
dc.subject Emosionele huislike eise en_US
dc.subject Kognitiewe huislike eise en_US
dc.subject Huislike druk en_US
dc.subject Ontwikkelingsmoontlikhede en_US
dc.subject Selfbestuur en_US
dc.subject Sosiale ondersteuning en_US
dc.subject Niewerk-werk-inmenging en_US
dc.subject Ouer-werk-inmenging en_US
dc.subject Eggenoot-werk-inmenging en_US
dc.subject Godsdiens/geestelike-werk-inmenging en_US
dc.subject Huishoudings-werk-inmenging en_US
dc.subject Gesondheid en_US
dc.subject Uitputting en_US
dc.subject Kognitiewe afmatting en_US
dc.subject Lewenstevredenheid en_US
dc.subject Gesamentlike inkomste ouers en_US
dc.title Home characteristics, nonwork–work interference and well–being of dual earner parents / Nel, J. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.thesistype Masters en_US


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