Career and earner wives' preferences for the use of time and use of strategies for coping with time constraints

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Ann Renigar Hiatt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Shoffner

Abstract: Data from a mailed survey were used to compare preferences for the use of time between two groups of randomly selected, employed women, career (N = 85) and earner (N = 150) wives. Factor analysis produced seven dimensions of wives' preferences for their time and six dimensions for husbands' time. Although most wives wanted to spend more time in all activities except employment, ANOVA procedures indicated that more career wives wanted to spend more time in Social and Volunteer, Personal Maintenance and Leisure, and Away-from-Home Household Production, but less time in Employment than did earner wives. No differences were found in career and earner wives' preferences for husbands' time use; they wanted their husbands to spend more time in all activities. A MANCOVA procedure revealed that career wives were as satisfied with their own or husbands' time use as earner wives, which disputes previous suggestions that role overload is a problem for career-oriented wives.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Married women $x Employment
Women $x Employment
Families $x Time management
Time management

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