Low-income mothers' nighttime and weekend work: Daily associations with child behavior, mother-child interactions, and mood

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study investigated low-income mothers' daily nighttime and weekend work and family outcomes. Sixty-one mothers of preschool-aged children reported daily on work hours, mood, mother-child interaction, and child behavior for two weeks (N = 724 person-days). Although nighttime and weekend work are both nonstandard schedules, results showed adverse associations of working nighttime hours on family outcomes-more negative mood and mother-child interactions; less positive child behavior-but no relationship between weekend work and family outcomes. © 2011 by the National Council on Family Relations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gassman-Pines, A

Published Date

  • February 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 29

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-3729

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-6664

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00630.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus