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Author: LaChance, Laura
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1. LaChance, Laura
Effects of Changes in Maternal Occupational Characteristics on Maternal Depression and Adolescent Well-Being
Master's Thesis, The Ohio State University, Department of Sociology, 2001
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): CESD (Depression Scale); Maternal Employment; Occupational Prestige; Risk-Taking; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) (see Self-Esteem); Work Hours

In this study, I examine how work-to-family spillover functions in families with adolescent children. In particular, I hypothesize that persistently low or declining substantive complexity of a mother's occupation, chronic over-time hours or movement into over-time hours, and chronic non-standard shift work or movement into non-standard shift work will lead to higher levels of maternal depression. Moreover, I predict that adolescents of mothers with elevated depression will have higher levels of depression, risk-taking attitudes and lower self-esteem themselves. Overall, I find that low or declining levels of occupational complexity have negative implications for mothers' well-bring. Additionally, these mothers were more likely to experience an increase in their levels of depression during the two years immediately following a move to working over-time hours. These same maternal working conditions, however, have almost no direct impact on adolescent well-being. However, increases in maternal depression are linked to greater adolescent depression and lower self-esteem. These findings provide evidence that poor maternal working conditions affect adolescent depression and self-esteem indirectly through increased maternal depression.
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LaChance, Laura. Effects of Changes in Maternal Occupational Characteristics on Maternal Depression and Adolescent Well-Being. Master's Thesis, The Ohio State University, Department of Sociology, 2001.