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Title: Nonstandard Work among Young Adults: Pathways into Poor Psychological Functioning
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1. Hendrix, Joshua A.
Nonstandard Work among Young Adults: Pathways into Poor Psychological Functioning
Presented: New York NY, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2013
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Sociological Association
Keyword(s): Depression (see also CESD); Health, Mental; Life Satisfaction; Psychological Effects; Relationship Conflict; Shift Workers; Sleep; Work Hours

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Individuals who work during nonstandard hours are at risk for psychological problems, yet little is known about the mechanisms that explain these links, and whether pathways are contingent on gender and family roles. I address these issues with a nationally representative sample of employed men and woman in their mid-to-late twenties (n=4,300). I investigate whether life dissatisfaction, job dissatisfaction, and sleep hours are mechanisms for explaining associations between nonstandard work hours and poor psychological functioning for single respondents, and whether these processes in addition to intimate-relationship conflict can explain associations for partnered respondents. Results indicate a number of adverse consequences of working nonstandard schedules. Most notably, evening work hours are associated with psychological functioning, although pathways are gender-specific. The link between evening work hours and poor psychological functioning operates through job dissatisfaction for partnered men and through life dissatisfaction for partnered women. Work schedules are not directly associated with psychological functioning for single respondents, although a number of indirect pathways are detected. Implications of findings are discussed.
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Hendrix, Joshua A. "Nonstandard Work among Young Adults: Pathways into Poor Psychological Functioning." Presented: New York NY, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2013.