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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.


Appeared in Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 5(4), 239-249. Copyright 1997, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (property of PRO-ED). This article may not exactly replicate the original version published in the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. This is not a copy of the record.

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