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Studies

Baruch & Barnett (1986a): study US 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Baruch, G.K.; Barnett, R.C.
Title:
Consequences of Fathers' Participation in Family Work: Parents' Role Strain and Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1986, Vol. 51, 983 - 992

Investigation

Public:
Mothers with children age 4-10, USA,1980
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 160
Non Response:
60%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Also mailed questionnaire, weekchart. Parents jointly used a chart to indicate 5 typical week days and for 2 typical weekend days the hours during which the target child and each parent were home and awake; they then indicated the nature of the child- parent interaction that typically occured during each of those hours.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
7   completely satisfied
6   satisfied
5   mostly satisfied
4   satisfied/dissatisfied
3   dissatisfied
2   very dissatisfied
1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
987
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.52

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Fathers' interaction time with children Division of child care Child-care tasks performed by father Division of child care Feminine chores performed by father Shared household-tasks Mother's work status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Part-time working of house-wives
Full-time vs part-time
Fathers participation in family work Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)
Shared household-tasks
Family roles
Division of household-work