publication . Research . 2015

Work-life balance of dual-earner couples: Do advantages and disadvantages of workplace demands and resources accumulate within partnerships?

Pausch, Stephanie; Reimann, Mareike; Abendroth, Anja; Diewald, Martin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Germany
This study investigates the complex interplay between couples’ work and private life spheres and disentangles how demands and resources affect partners’ satisfaction with their work-life balance. Next to the individual process of spillover of workplace demands and resources to the private life sphere we investigate processes of crossover of one spouse’s demands and resources to the other. We particularly argue that within partnerships an accumulation of individual demands and resources from both partners takes place leading to specifically disadvantaged situations, when it comes to demands, and specifically advantaged situations, when it comes to resources. Furt...
free text keywords: 300, work-life balance, dual-earner couples, job demands and resources, spillover, crossover, partnerships, cumulative advantages and disadvantages
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