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dc.contributor.authorGuelzow, Maureen G.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T21:02:47Zen
dc.date.available2017-01-30T21:02:47Zen
dc.date.issued1986en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74523en
dc.description.abstractThe stress process was examined for a sample of 94 dual-career women. The relationship between sources (role strain), mediators (coping responses, psychological resources of self-esteem and low self-denigration, number and age of children), and outcome (feelings associated with role strains) was quantitatively assessed via factor analysis to determine the efficacy of mediators in the stress process. Seven coping strategies were identified: Cognitive Restructuring, Delegating Responsibility, Limiting Responsibility, Integrating Work and Family, Avoiding Responsibility, and Using Social Support. Results indicated that strain accounts for a large portion of the variation in stress. Cognitive Restructuring was the most crucial coping response in the stress process, having the greatest effect in reducing not only strain, but also stress; low self-denigration was the most critical psychological resource, buffering both strain and stress levels. Limiting Responsibility was associated with higher levels of strain. In addition, stress was found to increase as number of children increased and as age of youngest child decreased.en
dc.format.extentviii, 96 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 15715998en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1986.G834en
dc.subject.lcshDual-career families -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshMarried people -- Employment -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshWork and familyen
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)en
dc.titleCoping responses and psychological resources as mediators in the stress process for dual-career womenen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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