Youth supervision while mothers work: A daily diary study of maternal worry

Michelle K. Blocklin, Ann C. Crouter, Susan M. McHale

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Abstract

Using data from a daily diary study of hourly hotel employees in the US and their children, this study examined links between youth supervision arrangements and maternal worry while at work, examining both differences between individuals and day-to-day variation within individuals. Multilevel model analyses revealed both between- and within-person effects linking youth supervision to maternal worry. Mothers' partner status functioned as moderator, and maternal knowledge also emerged as a protective factor when youth were in self-care, highlighting a potential target for future work-family interventions, particularly those for hourly employees with limited access to family-friendly workplace policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-249
Number of pages17
JournalCommunity, Work and Family
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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