This article was developed with funding from the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education Grant No. H133B40021-94/95.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Family Caregiver Survey -- Analysis, Work and family, Flexible work arrangements, Caregivers -- Services for
This article describes patterns of work and family balance that were examined for employed parents who give family care to children with serious emotional disorders. A secondary analysis of data from the Family Caregiver Survey was performed for a subsample of 184 caregivers employed outside the home or having a partner employed full time. Families having different work structures (patterns of part- or full-time employment and of parenting arrangements) reported significantly different levels of job stress, pleasure in work and intimate relationships, work used as coping, and satisfaction handling home responsibilities. Although reported child behaviors were significantly related to stress attributed to children and family, the behaviors were not related to work structure, job stress, or support service use.
Brennan, E. M., & Poertner, J. (1997). Balancing the demands of employment and family life: Results of the Family Caregiving Survey. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 5 (4), 239-249.