Title

Fathers’ Religious and Family Involvement at Home: Work and Family Outcomes

Keywords

parents, fathers, religion, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, marital satisfaction

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of fathers’ religious and family involvement on work-family conflict, work- family fit, job satisfaction, and marital satisfaction. The sample consists of employed, married fathers and their spouses from the 2001 Marriott School of Management Alumni Work and Family Survey (n = 210). Fathers’ family involvement was related to less work-life conflict, greater work-family fit, and greater self- and spouse-reports of marital satisfaction. Fathers’ family and religious involvement was related to greater self- and spouse-reports of marital satisfaction. These findings suggest the importance of fathers’ religious and family involvement to valued family and work outcomes.

Original Publication Citation

Hill, E.J., Whyte, R.O., Jacob, J.I., Blanchard, V.L., Duncan, S.F., Dollahite, D., & Wadsworth, L. (2008). Fathers’ religious and family involvement at home: Work and family outcomes. Open Family Studies Journal, 1, 56-65.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-12-30

Publisher

The Open Family Studies Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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