Fathers' work experiences effect children's behaviors via job-related affect and parenting behaviors
Article first published online: 4 DEC 1998
Copyright © 1996 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 221–232, March 1996
How to Cite
Stewart, W. and Barling, J. (1996), Fathers' work experiences effect children's behaviors via job-related affect and parenting behaviors. J. Organiz. Behav., 17: 221–232. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1379(199605)17:3<221::AID-JOB741>3.0.CO;2-G
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 1998
- Article first published online: 4 DEC 1998
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAR 1995
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAY 1994
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Imperial Oil
We suggest that fathers' work experiences (decision latitude, job demands, job insecurity and interrole conflict) indirectly influence children's behaviors (acting out, shyness and school competence) through their sequential effects on job-related affect (job satisfaction, negative job-related mood and job tension) and parenting behaviors (punishing, rejecting and authoritative behaviors). Data on work experiences, job-related affect and parenting behaviors were obtained from 189 fathers; teachers provided ratings of the children's behaviors. Path analysis provided support for the proposed model. Conceptual implications and suggestions for future research on fathers' employment and the links between work and family are discussed.