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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465776/fair-chances-and-hard-work-families-making-sense-of-inequality-and-opportunity-in-21st-century-britain
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Helene Snee, Fiona Devine
In British social mobility discourse, the rhetoric of fair access can obscure wider issues of social justice. While socio-economic inequalities continue to shape young people's lives, sociological work on class dis-identification suggests social class is less obviously meaningful as a source of individual and collective identity. This paper considers subjective understandings of the post-16 education and employment landscape in this context, drawing on qualitative research exploring the aspirations of young men and women as they completed compulsory education in north-west England, and the hopes their parents had for their future...
February 21, 2018: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462860/work-family-conflict-perceived-organizational-support-and-professional-commitment-a-mediation-mechanism-for-chinese-project-professionals
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Junwei Zheng, Guangdong Wu
Projects are characterized by long working hours, complex tasks and being a kind of temporary organization. As such, work-family conflict is particularly prominent for project employees. This research examined whether and how work-family conflict affects professional commitment among Chinese project professionals. Research hypotheses were developed to explore the relationship between work-family conflict, professional commitment to the project and the mediating effects of perceived organizational support. Data were collected from 327 project managers or professionals working in construction enterprises in China; data were analyzed using structural equation modeling, applying the bootstrapping method...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442463/knowledge-and-selected-variables-as-determinants-of-the-quality-of-life-and-general-health-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Aleksandra Pytel, Iwona Demczyszak, Edyta Sutkowska, Joanna Rosińczuk, Izabela Kuberka, Aleksandra Kołtuniuk
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable disease resulting in progressive disability, which is associated with the loss of productivity and the inability to earn money, which might lead to a financial burden on the patient's family. Undoubtedly, the clinical picture of the disease and its consequences lead to the reduction of the quality of life. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of selected factors on the subjective assessment of the quality of life and general health of patients with RA...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439372/work-related-threats-and-violence-in-human-service-sectors-the-importance-of-the-psycho-social-work-environment-examined-in-a-multilevel-prospective-study
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Lars Peter Andersen, Annie Hogh, Karin Biering, Charlotte Ann Gadegaard
BACKGROUND: Threats and violence at work are major concerns for employees in many human service sectors. The prevention of work-related violence is a major challenge for employees and management. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify prospective associations between psycho-social work environment and work-related threats and violence in four high risk human service sectors. METHODS: Questionnaire data was collected from 3011 employees working at psychiatric wards, in the elder sector, in the Prison and Probation Service and at Special Schools...
2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372600/effect-of-preceding-home-visit-nursing-on-time-to-discharge-in-hospitalization-for-the-treatment-of-behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-among-patients-with-limited-familial-care
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Tatsuru Kitamura, Shigehito Shiota, Shigetoshi Jinkawa, Maki Kitamura, Shoryoku Hino
BACKGROUND: During hospitalization for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), it is imperative to build a support system for each patient in the community for after they obtain symptom remission. To this end, patients lacking adequate family support are less likely to be discharged to their own homes and need stronger support systems to be established. This study therefore investigated the effects of home-visit nursing before admission on time to home discharge among patients with limited familial care who were hospitalized for treatment of BPSD...
January 2018: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360993/unpaid-caregiving-roles-and-sleep-among-women-working-in-nursing-homes-a-longitudinal-study
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Nicole DePasquale, Martin J Sliwinski, Steven H Zarit, Orfeu M Buxton, David M Almeida
Background and Objectives: Although sleep is a critical health outcome providing insight into overall health, well-being, and role functioning, little is known about the sleep consequences of simultaneously occupying paid and unpaid caregiving roles. This study investigated the frequency with which women employed in U.S.-based nursing homes entered and exited unpaid caregiving roles for children (double-duty-child caregivers), adults (double-duty-elder caregivers), or both (triple-duty caregivers), as well as examined how combinations of and changes in these caregiving roles related to cross-sectional and longitudinal sleep patterns...
January 19, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355337/managing-the-harmful-effects-of-unsupportive-organizations-during-pregnancy
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Laura M Little, Amanda S Hinojosa, Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, Kate P Zipay
Unfortunately, not all organizations are supportive of employees' family lives. Family unsupportive workplaces can be stressful for all employees and particularly for pregnant women, who carry a physical reminder of their family life. In the present study, we draw on conservation of resources (COR) theory (Hobfoll, 1989, 2001) to investigate how women manage family unsupportive organizational perceptions during pregnancy via social identity-based impression management behaviors as well as how these strategies relate to changes in stress and changes in conflict between work and family...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291598/work-family-conflict-and-depressive-complaints-among-dutch-employees-examining-reciprocal-associations-in-a-longitudinal-study
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Yoy Bergs, Huub Hoofs, IJmert Kant, Jos Slangen, Nicole Wh Jansen
Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the reciprocal association between work-family conflict and depressive complaints over time. Methods Cross-lagged structural equation modeling (SEM) was used and three-wave follow-up data from the Maastricht Cohort Study with six years of follow-up [2416 men and 585 women at T1 (2008)]. Work-family conflict was operationalized by distinguishing both work-home interference and home-work interference, as assessed with two subscales of the Survey Work-Home Interference Nijmegen...
January 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273629/do-flexible-work-policies-improve-parent-s-health-a-natural-experiment-based-on-the-uk-millennium-cohort-study
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Mauricio Avendano, Lidia Panico
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence of the impact of policies to promote work-family balance on family health. Exploiting the introduction of the UK Flexible Working Act (2003), we examined whether a policy that grants parents the right to request flexible work influences their health and well-being. METHODS: Using the UK Millennium Cohort Study, we focus on 6424 mothers employed in 2001-2002, when the cohort child was 9 months old, until their child's seventh birthday...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261537/work-family-culture-within-hospitals-an-interdepartmental-analysis-of-employee-engagement-and-retention
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Matthew B Perrigino, Benjamin B Dunford, Matt Troup, R Wayne Boss, David S Boss
BACKGROUND: Helping employees balance their work and family needs is increasingly pivotal for attracting, engaging, and retaining key talent in health care. Yet, emerging theory and anecdotal evidence suggest that, within organizations, there is considerable variation between departments or units regarding how employees' lives outside work are supported. Despite top management's efforts to develop a unified organizational work-family culture, departments have a tendency to take on their own culture, norms, and traditions such that some are more supportive than others...
December 19, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250995/lower-back-pain-in-nurses-working-in-home-care-linked-to-work-family-conflict-emotional-dissonance-and-appreciation
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Achim Elfering, Evelyne Häfliger, Zehra Celik, Simone Grebner
In industrial countries home care services for elderly people living in the community are growing rapidly. Home care nursing is intensive and the nurses often suffer from musculoskeletal pain. Time pressure and job control are job-related factors linked to the risk of experiencing lower back pain (LBP) and LBP-related work impairment. This survey investigated whether work-family conflict (WFC), emotional dissonance and being appreciated at work have incremental predictive value. Responses were obtained from 125 home care nurses (63% response rate)...
December 18, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242705/workplace-policies-and-mental-health-among-working-class-new-parents
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Maureen Perry-Jenkins, JuliAnna Z Smith, Lauren Page Wadsworth, Hillary Paul Halpern
Little research has explored linkages between workplace policies and mental health in working-class, employed parents, creating a gap in our knowledge of work-family issues across social class levels. The current U.S. study addresses this gap by employing hierarchical linear modeling techniques to examine how workplace policies and parental leave benefits predicted parents' depressive symptoms and anxiety in a sample of 125, low-income, dual-earner couples interviewed across the transition to parenthood. Descriptive analyses revealed that, on average, parents had few workplace policies, such as schedule flexibility or child care supports, available to them...
2017: Community, Work & Family
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242672/paths-towards-family-friendly-working-time-arrangements-comparing-workplaces-in-different-countries-and-industries
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Tobias Wiß
Although studies have examined the distribution and conditions of employer-provided work-family arrangements, we still lack a systematic investigation of how these vary for different countries and industries. Based on the European Working Conditions Survey 2010, this study examines the conditions under which firms provide family-friendly working time arrangements and what the differences are across four countries (Austria, Denmark, Italy and the UK) and four industries. The impact of employee representatives, employee involvement, manager support and female managers varies across countries and industries because of the institutional environment (prevailing family model, industrial relations) and workforce composition (gender)...
December 2017: Social Policy & Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239632/a-meta-analysis-of-work-family-conflict-and-social-support
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Kimberly A French, Soner Dumani, Tammy D Allen, Kristen M Shockley
The relationship between social support and work-family conflict is well-established, but the notion that different forms, sources, and types of social support as well as contextual factors can alter this relationship has been relatively neglected. To address this limitation, the current study provides the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of the relationship between social support and work-family conflict to date. We conduct a meta-analysis based on 1021 effect sizes and 46 countries to dissect the social support and work-family conflict relationship...
December 14, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166224/a-reanalysis-of-occupation-and-suicide-negative-perceptions-of-the-workplace-linked-to-suicide-attempts
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Matt Howard, Morgan Krannitz
Suicide is the ultimate outcome of poor psychological well-being; however, there is a paucity of research examining the link between occupation and suicide, despite early academic interest and the known importance of work to our everyday lives. We propose that this body of research was abandoned prematurely, and we provide a reanalysis by integrating the Job Characteristics Model and the Conservation of Resources model with extant suicide research. Specifically, we hypothesize that work design characteristics (job autonomy, task variety, physical demands) and threats to personal resources (absence of viewing work-as-career, work-family conflict, family-work conflict, job dissatisfaction) are linked to suicide attempts via depression and suicidal ideation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165115/effects-of-gaps-in-priorities-between-ideal-and-real-lives-on-psychological-burnout-among-academic-faculty-members-at-a-medical-university-in-japan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yuki Chatani, Kyoko Nomura, Saki Horie, Keisuke Takemoto, Masumi Takeuchi, Yukifumi Sasamori, Shinichi Takenoshita, Aya Murakami, Haruko Hiraike, Hiroko Okinaga, Derek Smith
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence from medical workforce research indicates that poor work/life balance and increased work/home conflict induce psychological distress. In this study we aim to examine the existence of a priority gap between ideal and real lives, and its association with psychological burnout among academic professionals. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey, conducted in 2014, included faculty members (228 men, 102 women) at a single medical university in Tokyo, Japan...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154657/trajectories-of-parental-engagement-in-early-childhood-among-dual-earner-families-effects-on-child-self-control
#17
Tiago Ferreira, Joana Cadima, Marisa Matias, Joana Marina Vieira, Teresa Leal, Karine Verschueren, Paula Mena Matos
Parental engagement in positive activities with the child may show significant variation across time, assuming a crucial influence on child development. In dual-earner families, work-family conflict can interfere with parental engagement, with negative consequences for children's behavior. The current study examined the change trajectories of mothers' and fathers' engagement in early childhood, analyzing whether these trajectories are influenced by parents' work-family conflict and whether they predict child behavioral self-control...
November 20, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154305/an-active-transition-from-offshore-work-to-family-life-activities-that-may-impact-recovery
#18
Suzanne L Merkus, Maaike A Huysmans, Kari Anne Holte, Willem van Mechelen, Allard J van der Beek
BACKGROUND: Night shift workers, particularly those working offshore, take a long time to recover from their shifts. The activities that shift workers, such as offshore employees, pursue during their leisure time can influence the process of recovery from work-related fatigue, but little is known about these leisure time activities. OBJECTIVE: To explore what leisure time activities are pursued that may be relevant to recovery for offshore employees. METHODS: Sixty-one offshore working family men-20 night shift, 16 swing shift, and 25 day shift workers-reported on six predefined activities for 14 days following their offshore tours...
2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140633/the-impact-of-work-demand-and-gender-on-occupational-and-psychosocial-stress-in-hispanic-farmworkers
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Megan TePoel, Diane Rohlman, Meagan Shaw
Hispanic farmworkers experience hazardous work conditions, language barriers, poverty, and limited healthcare access that increase their risk for health problems. We sought to characterize occupational and lifestyle stressors in farmworker couples and to examine the impact of seasonal work demand and gender on health outcomes. We administered surveys to 31 couples (N = 62) in May (low work demand) and September (high work demand) of 2012. Measures included acculturation, perceived stress, depressive symptoms, quality of life, decision latitude, support (supervisor, co-worker), and work-family conflict...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122182/work-related-physical-psychosocial-and-individual-factors-associated-with-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-surgeons-implications-for-ergonomic-interventions
#20
Iman Dianat, Ahmad Bazazan, Mohammad Amin Souraki Azad, Seyedeh Sakineh Salimi
This study evaluated the effect of physical, psychosocial and individual factors on the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) among surgeons (n = 312) in Iran. Data were collected using questionnaires and analysed by multivariate logistic regression. The prevalence of MSS, particularly in the knees (48.7%), neck (45.8%), low back (42.3%) and shoulders (40.1%) was relatively high. Work-related factors including time spent on surgeries each week (>25 h/week), number of hours working in standing position per day (>4 h/day), moderate to high levels of work-family conflict, duration of each surgery (>3 h), number of years worked as a surgeon (>10 years) and surgical specialty (particularly cardiothoracic and obstetric/gynecologic surgeries) were independently associated with the presence of MSS in different body regions...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
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