Balancing elder care responsibilities and work: two empirical studies.

  title={Balancing elder care responsibilities and work: two empirical studies.},
  author={Jo Ann Lee},
  journal={Journal of occupational health psychology},
  volume={2 3},
  • Jo Ann Lee
  • Published 1997 in Journal of occupational health psychology
It was hypothesized that workers with elder care responsibilities, compared with noncaregiving workers, would be more likely to suffer physical symptoms of stress and to be absent more days. In Study 1, 67 (32 noncaregivers, 35 caregivers) employees of a financial institution were interviewed. In Study 2, 169 (118 noncaregivers, 51 caregivers) employees of a health care institution completed a questionnaire. In Study 1, caregivers were absent more days than noncaregivers, and caregiver status… CONTINUE READING

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