Work Spouses: Defining and Understanding a “New” Relationship

  title={Work Spouses: Defining and Understanding a “New” Relationship},
  author={Martha C. McBride and Karla Mason Bergen},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  pages={487 - 508}
Despite a spate of media attention in recent years and implications for both work and family relationships, communication scholars have yet to study work-spouse relationships. Since popular press sources have often focused on the nature of and propriety of such relationships, the purpose of this study was to empirically examine how work spouses characterized their relationships. We analyzed 269 participants’ open-ended responses to a survey, which yielded five categories: (a) characteristics of… Expand
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