Effects of accommodations made at home and at work on wives’ and husbands’ family and job satisfaction

Krista J. Brockwood, Leslie Hammer, Margaret B. Neal, Cari L. Colton

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As part of a larger national study of 309 dual-earner couples caring both for children and aging parents, participants were surveyed about the behavioral accommodations they made at home (e.g., limiting time spent with family) and at work (e.g., changing work schedules), and about their satisfaction levels in both domains. Results indicated that wives made more frequent accommodations than did husbands, both at work and at home. Accommodations made were related to satisfaction in a number of ways. For both husbands and wives, the extent to which a spouse made accommodations at home was negatively related to their own family satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-64
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Crossover effects
  • Gender issues
  • Marriage and family
  • Parent care
  • Sandwiched generation
  • Work and family

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Applied Psychology

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