The effect of multiple roles on caregiver stress outcomes
AuthorBainbridge, HTJ; Cregan, C; Kulik, CT
Source TitleJOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
PublisherAMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC
AffiliationManagement and Marketing
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsBainbridge, H. T. J., Cregan, C. & Kulik, C. T. (2006). The effect of multiple roles on caregiver stress outcomes. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 91 (2), pp.490-497. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.91.2.490.
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Some caregivers focus exclusively on the caregiving role; others try to balance caregiving responsibilities with a simultaneous work role outside the home. This study examined competing hypotheses about the impact that greater immersion in a work role would have on the stress outcomes of individuals who provide care for a person with a disability. The authors used national survey data to examine whether hours of work were associated with caregiver stress outcomes. The authors also investigated whether type of disability moderated the relationship between hours worked and stress outcomes. Results suggest that spending more time in a work role generally has no effect on caregiver stress outcomes. However, caregivers who were caring for a person with a mental disability experienced significantly fewer stress outcomes as they spent more hours engaged in outside work.
KeywordsBusiness and Management
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