Associations of low-income working mothers' daily interactions with supervisors and mother-child interactions

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Journal Article

This study investigated associations of low-income working mothers' daily interactions with supervisors and their interactions with children. Sixty-one mothers of preschool-aged children were asked to report on their interactions with their supervisors at work and their interactions with children for 2 weeks (N = 520 workdays). Results show significant within-day spillover from the quality of mothers' perceived work interactions with supervisors to their reports of interactions with children. Supervisor criticism was positively correlated with harsh and withdrawn mother-child interactions on the same day. Supervisor recognition for good work was positively associated with warm mother-child interactions on the same day. Lagged analyses showed some significant associations between perceived supervisor interactions on a given day and mother-child interactions the next day. © National Council on Family Relations, 2011.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gassman-Pines, A

Published Date

  • February 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 76

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-3737

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-2445

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00789.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus