Title: Social support, unfulfilled expectations, and affective well-being on return to employment
Authors : Seiger, Christine Pascale
Wiese, Bettina S.
Published in : Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume(Issue) : 73
Issue : 2
Pages : 446
Pages to: 458
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 2011
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 158: Applied psychology
331: Labor economics
Abstract: We conducted a longitudinal study to investigate how social support from the partner is related to mothers' affective well‐being during their return to employment after maternity leave and whether expectations of that support have an additional impact. We differentiated four forms of support and their respective expectation discrepancies: emotional, instrumental, informational, and companionship. Further, we included the impact of meeting specific support expectations. A convenience sample of 288 women filled out questionnaires 2 weeks before reentry and then 1 month and 2 months afterward. Social support was associated with well‐being, with emotional support having the strongest positive impact. Informational and instrumental support either were not related or were negatively related to affective well‐being. Expectations had an additional influence but were inconsistently associated with affect. They became more important over time.
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00817.x
ISSN: 0022-2445
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/7761
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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