Cultural perspective on work and family: Dual-earner Israeli-Jewish and Arab families at the transition to parenthood

Citation
R. Feldman et al., Cultural perspective on work and family: Dual-earner Israeli-Jewish and Arab families at the transition to parenthood, J FAM PSYCH, 15(3), 2001, pp. 492-509
Citations number
54
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0893-3200 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
492 - 509
Database
ISI
SICI code
0893-3200(200109)15:3<492:CPOWAF>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Parents' functioning in the work and family roles was examined in tradition al and modem societies at the transition to parenthood. Participants were 1 62 dual-earner Israeli-Jewish and Arab families. who were interviewed and o bserved in dyadic and triadic interactions. Arab parents reported better ad aptation to work following the first childbirth, and the triadic family pro cess in Jewish families was more cohesive. Child care arrangements, part-ti me employment, easier infant temperament, and lower separation anxiety pred icted maternal readaptation to work. Traditional sex-role attitudes, career centrality, full-time employment, and marital satisfaction predicted fathe rs' work adaptation. Parents' family focus, marital satisfaction, and respo nsive parenting correlated with a cohesive triadic process. Discussion cons idered the impact of nuclear- and extended-family living arrangements on th e emerging work and family roles in young couples.