Journal article

Crossover of parents' work-family conflict to family functioning and child mental health

Andisheh Vahedi, Isabel Krug, Elizabeth M Westrupp

JOURNAL OF APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

We investigated potential crossover from mothers’ and fathers’ work-family conflict to their own and their partner's perception of inter-parental conflict and parenting irritability, and subsequent influences on children's and adolescents’ mental health. Using a representative sample of Australian children (N = 3061), an autoregressive model tested four mediation paths for mother-reported child internalizing and externalizing problems (4–5 to 14–15 years), and a second model tested two mediation paths for adolescent-reported problems (8–9 to 14–15 years). Findings indicated that mothers’ and fathers’ parenting irritability (6–7 years) mediated the association between mothers’ work-family con..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research study was funded by the Dissertation Funding Award 2015 by the Student and Early Career Council (SECC) of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and Melbourne Research Scholarship.