Home management practices of twenty-five homemakers employed with rotating work hours

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sarah Cawthon Chisenhall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Jane H. Crow

Abstract: The general purpose of this exploratory study of twenty-five homemakers who were employed fulltime on rotating shifts was to ascertain and compare their home management practices and associated problems, satisfactions, and desired changes when on each rotating work shift and work break. The respondents were married with husband and child or children of preschool and/or school age living at home and had no other adult residing with the family. An interpretation of the results revealed that for a majority of respondents, costs for household operations and/or family care were affected during certain work periods; the day shift was identified as the high cost shift and the 4 P.M. to midnight shift as the low cost one. Essentially, the homemakers were responsible for performing all homemaking tasks with very limited assistance from others. They indicated to some degree purposeful management in accomplishing homemaking tasks and family activities and usually found it necessary to make some adjustments in their home management practices, particularly child care, during various intervals of the shift schedule.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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