The effects of wives’ employment on husbands’ job and life satisfaction

Graham L. Staines, Kathleen J. Pottick, Deborah A. Fudge

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Previous research has established that wives’ employment has a negative effect on the mental health of husbands. This result is not yet well understood. Analyzing survey data from a national sample of workers, this study focuses on the work domain to investigate this result further. Findings reveal that wives’ employment has negative effects on husbands’ job and life satisfaction. These results suggest that the overall negative mental health effect may derive, in part, from the occupational domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)


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