Chapter 9. Taking the Temperature of Family Life: Preliminary Results from an Observational Study

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall2,
  2. Diane F. Halpern3 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan3
  1. Darby E. Saxbe and
  2. Rena L. Repetti

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch9

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Saxbe, D. E. and Repetti, R. L. (2008) Taking the Temperature of Family Life: Preliminary Results from an Observational Study, 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.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. University of California, Los Angeles, 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:

  • Center for Everyday Lives of Families (CELF);
  • families coming together after work;
  • taking the temperature of family life;
  • physical togetherness;
  • families' use of outdoor spaces;
  • activities at home;
  • family media use;
  • eating together and positive feelings during family dinners;
  • women's mixed emotional experience at home

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Everyday Lives of Families Study

  • Preliminary Results: Families Coming Together After Work

  • Conclusions and Future Directions

  • References