Rotating shiftwork and links to family participation : family life preferences and satisfaction of personal needs

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Peg McCoy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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John Scanzoni

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the perceived family participation difficulty and the family life preferences and other characteristics of workers on rotating shifts. Restriction of activities related to household tasks, childcare, and the relationship with one’s partner were predicted to be influenced by the restriction of activities related to personal needs, the family life preferences, the family structure, and the amount of schedule conflict. A self-administered survey was distributed among textile workers on rotating shifts; the survey included measures of personal characteristics, family structure, and the difficulty the workers experienced meeting personal and family needs. Items were adapted from earlier surveys (Godwin, 1980; Johnson & Bohen, 1978) and additional items were taken directly from the FACES II subscale on ideal family cohesion (Olson, McCubbin, Barnes, Larsen, Muxen, & Wilson, 1982) and the Maritime Administration study on flexitime (Johnson & Bohen, 1978).

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Shift systems

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