Depressive Symptoms in Extended-Care Employees: Children, Social Support, and Work-Family ConditionsIssues in Mental Health Nursing (2011)
AbstractTo examine the relation between having a child aged 18 years and under in the home and employee depressive symptoms, we analyzed cross-sectional data from four extended care facilities in Boston, MA (n = 376 employees). Results show that having a child is associated with slightly higher depressive symptoms. The strength of this relationship in our models is attenuated with the inclusion of social support at home (β = 1.08 and β = 0.85, with and without support, respectively) and may differ by gender. We recommend that future research examine the role of parenting and social support in predicting employee mental health.
Citation InformationEmily M. O’Donnell, Karen A. Ertel and Lisa F. Berkman. "Depressive Symptoms in Extended-Care Employees: Children, Social Support, and Work-Family Conditions" Issues in Mental Health Nursing Vol. 32 Iss. 12 (2011)
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