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J. Korean Home Econ. Assoc > Volume 49(8); 2011 > Article
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2011;49(8):25-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2011.49.8.025
The Effects of Double-Income Couples' Gender Role Attitudes and Recognition of Social Support on Parenting Stress
Myung Won Kim1, Min Ju Kang2
1Puruni Seocho ChildCare Center
2Department of Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University
Corresponding Author: Min Ju Kang ,Email: mjkang@yonsei.ac.kr
Received: March 28, 2011; Revised: April 11, 2011   Accepted: July 12, 2011.
ABSTRACT
This study examined the effects of gender role attitudes and recognition of social support on parenting stress in double-income couples. Participants included 102 double-income couples who had children enrolled in employersupported childcare centers. The findings showed that those husbands or wives who had recognized a higher level of spousal cooperation reported to have felt lower levels of parenting stress. Further, husbands and wives who had held traditional attitudes about gender roles reported to experience higher levels of parenting stress. However, when the significance in predictability was compared, the recognition of spousal cooperation was found to be the only variable explaining the variance husbands' and wives' parenting stress levels.
Keywords: double-income couples` gender role attitudes, social support, parenting stress
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