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Correlational findings

Study Demerouti et al. (2005): study NL 2002

Public
Dual-earning parents of young children, the Netherlands, 2000
Sample
Respondents
N = 382
Non Response
59 %
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
For each spouse separately

Correlate

Authors's Label
Work to Family Interference (WFI )
Our Classification
Distribution
Self rated: Men: M=1,98 SD=.67, Women:M=1,76 SD=.61
Spouse rated: Men: M=2,06 SD=.73, Women:M=1,76 SD=.70
Operationalization
Employee was asked to indicate the extent to his/her work is
negatively influencing the home situation on 3 questions e.g.:
- How often does it happen that you work schedule makes it
difficult for for you to fulfill your domestic obligations?
Assessed on a 1(never) to 5 (always) scale

Partners were asked to indicate the extent to which their
partners work negatively influences family life on 3 questions e.g.:
- How often does it happen that the work schedule of your partner makes it difficul for him/her to fulfill domestic obligations.
Assessed on a 1(never) to 5 (always) scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-10-a r = +.34 p < .01 Wives' happiness by wives'rating of husbands WFI O-SLu-g-sq-n-10-a r = -.17 p < .05 Men's WFI (self rating) by Women's happiness O-SLu-g-sq-n-10-a rpc =