Identities, Health and Strain

Work‐family research: A review and next steps

Our review highlights key contributions to the work-family literature, including research published in Personnel Psychology. We review foundational key constructs (e.g., work-family conflict), theories (e.g., boundary management), and methodology and measurement issues (e.g., episodic versus levels approaches) at the intersection of work and family. We then review select topics that move from the more micro (e.g., [Read More...]

2023-05-16T12:44:05-04:00May 16th, 2023|

“Death Threats don’t Just Affect You, They Affect Your Family”: Investigating the Impact of Whistleblowing on Family Identity.

Organizational whistleblowers routinely encounter retaliation such as jobloss, ostracism, intimidation, and death threats which can impact their"master status," or core identity. Questions remain about whetherwhistleblowing experiences can "spill over" into homes, affecting familyidentities. This study aimed to understand how spillover related towhistleblowing affected family identity, and to identify communicativefactors which influenced family identity (re)construction. Thirty [Read More...]

2023-05-03T13:33:30-04:00May 3rd, 2023|

Stigma, identity and support in social relationships of transgender people throughout transition: A qualitative analysis of multiple perspectives.

Supportive social relationships are vital for health and well‐being asthey serve to ameliorate stress and therefore reduce the likelihood ofsuffering from disease across the life course. This social support could bemore essential for transgender people, who experience unique social stressdue to their marginalized status. The current study compared and contrastedthe experiential accounts of transgender people, [Read More...]

2023-04-10T13:02:29-04:00April 10th, 2023|

A mixed‐methods study of relationship stigma and well‐being among sexual and gender minority couples.

Research has documented associations between relationship stigma,relationship quality and adverse health outcomes among sexual and genderminority couples. However, this work focused primarily on one aspect of anindividual's or a couple's identity rather than understanding theintersections of multiple, stigmatized social identities. As part of a largerproject focused on testing the efficacy of a couples‐based intervention toimprove [Read More...]

2023-04-10T13:00:19-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Multidimensional discrimination distress, controlling parenting, and parent–adolescent attachment relationships: Racial/ethnic differences.

Parents have multifaceted identities, across dimensions likerace/ethnicity, gender, and class, which shape their experience ofdiscrimination. However, little is known about how distress from suchmultidimensional discrimination influences parenting behavior andparent–adolescent relationships. We tested associations between mothers'multidimensional discrimination distress and parental control (overcontroland conditional regard) and daughters' attachment, among 82 African American(AA), Hispanic/Latina (HL), and non‐Hispanic White [Read More...]

2023-04-10T12:58:27-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Intergenerational support and retirement timing among older men and women by race/ethnicity.

Retirement timing is associated with health and economic outcomes forolder adults. However, it is unclear how the pressures of supporting olderparents and young adult children are associated with retirement. This studyuses a life course perspective to consider how the linked lives of workingolder adults and their support of adult children and parents are associatedwith retirement. [Read More...]

2022-12-14T18:41:19-05:00December 14th, 2022|

Should you pursue your passion as a career? Cultural differences in the emphasis on passion in career decisions

Are there cultural differences in the extent to which people believe they should follow their passion when pursuing a career? Three experiments demonstrated that people from the United States, which is a more independent culture, evaluate pursuing a passion as a career more favorably than those from Singapore, a less independent culture. When evaluating others [Read More...]

2022-11-25T14:52:29-05:00November 25th, 2022|

Passion for work passion research: Taming breadth and promoting depth

Despite growing interest among researchers and practitioners in the topic of work passion, multiple conceptualizations of this construct exist, and research within each conceptualization has advanced along independent streams with little integration or cross-fertilization. In this editorial, we provide a brief overview of the literature on work passion (including employee passion and entrepreneurial passion), describe [Read More...]

2022-11-25T14:49:57-05:00November 25th, 2022|

Heeding the call from the promised land: Identity work of self-initiated expatriates before leaving home

Despite growing interest in self-initiated expatriates (SIEs), we know little about how SIEs develop the aspiration to leave both home employers and home countries behind. Based on rich empirical data from Western European SIEs, who migrated to North America, we explored key dynamics of identity work leading up to their decision to expatriate. We found [Read More...]

2022-11-25T14:32:07-05:00November 25th, 2022|

Unmarried Black Women’s Sexual Socialization: The Role of Dating, Motherhood, and Intimate Partner Violence Across Media Types.

The terms single and singlehood conflate marital (e.g. divorced, widowed, and never married) and relationship (e.g. partnered or not) statuses, complicating researchers’ understandings of their unique impact on women’s lives. Despite qualitative research demonstrating unmarried and unpartnered statuses have distinct implications for women’s sexual socialization, little quantitative research has explored these differences. To address this gap, the current [Read More...]

2022-10-18T21:34:38-04:00October 18th, 2022|
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