The Effects of the Fathers' Job Stress on Paternal Involvement and Their Satisfaction with Parenting: Focused on the Mediating Effect of Work-Family ConflictJournal of Family Relations (2012)
The purposes of this study were to examine ⑴ the effects of fathers' job stress on their satisfaction with parenting and paternal involvement and ⑵ the mediating effect of fathers' work-family conflict on the relationship between job stress and parental involvement as well as between job stress and satisfaction with parenting. The participants of this study were 206 employed fathers who live in Seoul and Kyeonggi-Do with at least one preschool child. The instruments used for this study were 'Parental Satisfaction of Korea Parents(Hyon, On Gang & Jo, Bok Hee, 1994), ‘Parental Involvement in Child Index(Radin, 1989)’, 'Korean Occupational Stress Scale(Jang, Se Jin et al., 2005) and 'Multidimensional Measure of Work-Family Conflict(Carlson, Kacmar & Williams, 2000). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlations, a series of multiple regressions and Sobel Test. The results of this study were as follows; First, fathers' job stress significantly influenced satisfaction with paternal involvement and parenting. The more the fathers felt job stress at workplaces, the less they participated in child rearing and the less they satisfied with their parental role accomplishment. Second, fathers' work-family conflict mediated both between job stress and paternal involvement and between job stress and satisfaction with parenting. In other words, fathers' job stress influenced paternal involvement and satisfaction with parenting indirectly through fathers' work-family conflict.
Citation InformationKwangman Ko, S. Lee and Y. Kwon. "The Effects of the Fathers' Job Stress on Paternal Involvement and Their Satisfaction with Parenting: Focused on the Mediating Effect of Work-Family Conflict" Journal of Family Relations Vol. 17 (2012) p. 113 - 137
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