Parent-child time together and apart: an overview of time use, employment status and satisfaction

Simoncini, Kym, Caltabiano, Nerina , and Lasen, Michelle (2008) Parent-child time together and apart: an overview of time use, employment status and satisfaction. In: Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, pp. 40-44. From: 8th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, 15-16 November 2008, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

In Australia, increasing numbers of children are receiving non-parental care outside school hours. Changes in maternal employment, family structure and family mobility have meant that parents need to find alternative care for their children. Despite public concern that maternal employment reduces mothers' time with their children, research shows parents are spending more time with their children than ever before. This paper reviews the literature on parental time-use, work spillover and parent and child satisfaction regarding time spent together with a view to examine how employment and non-parental care impacts on parent-child relationships. As most of the relevant literature is overseas-based, directions for future Australian research are suggested.

Item ID: 7566
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: parenting; parent-child relations; maternal employment
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ISBN: 978-0-909881-38-2
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 04:48
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences @ 20%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services @ 100%
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