The influence of parental strain on the marital adjustment of employed mothers after transition to the parenthood and the buffering effect of social support

부모역할 전환 후 부모로서의 긴장감이 취업모의 결혼적응에 미치는 영향과 사회적 지지의 완충효과에 관한 연구

  • 고선주 (재단법인 서울여성 교육사업부)
  • Published : 2004.10.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between parental strain and marital adjustment of employed mothers after their transition to the parenthood, and to investigate buffering effect of social support on the relation. The parental strain variables (physical strain and emotional strain) appear to be significant predictors of marital adjustment for employed mothers with first baby. The analysis on interaction effect indicates that social support can be a positive buffering indicator. A comparison reveals that mothers with high physical strain have significantly higher marital adjustment than those with low strain. But in the context of high social support, the difference of marital adjustment between the two mothers is reduced.