Chapter 10. Work, Family, and Health: Work–Family Balance as a Protective Factor Against Stresses of Daily Life

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall4,
  2. Diane F. Halpern5 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan5
  1. Joseph G. Grzywacz1,2,3,
  2. Adam B. Butler1,2,3 and
  3. David M. Almeida1,2,3

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch10

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Grzywacz, J. G., Butler, A. B. and Almeida, D. M. (2008) Work, Family, and Health: Work–Family Balance as a Protective Factor Against Stresses of Daily Life, in The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds A. Marcus-Newhall, D. F. Halpern and S. J. Tan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 5

    Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA

  2. 2

    University of Northern, Iowa, USA

  3. 3

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163453

Online ISBN: 9781444305272

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Keywords:

  • family balance - protective factor against stresses of daily life;
  • work–family balance and vulnerability;
  • defining work–family balance;
  • National Study of Daily Experiences (NSDE);
  • psychological distress scale for MIDUS survey;
  • Daily stressors assessed through semi-structured Daily Inventory of Stressful Experiences (DISE);
  • work–family balance reflects - low levels of work–family conflict and high levels of work–family enrichment;
  • imbalanced work–family arrangement - exacerbates stress on women's physical health;
  • hierarchical linear models estimating change in psychological distress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Work-Family Balance and Health

  • Method

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • References