Fathers’ Religious and Family Involvement at Home: Work and Family Outcomes
E.J. Hill*, R.O. Whyte, J.I. Jacob, V.L. Blanchard, S.F. Duncan, D.C. Dollahite, L. Wadsworth
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 56
Last Page: 65
Publisher Id: TOFAMSJ-1-56
Article History:Received Date: 11/2/2008
Revision Received Date: 7/03/2008
Acceptance Date: 12/03/2008
Electronic publication date: 30/10/2008
Collection year: 2008
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This study investigates the impact of fathers’ religious and family involvement on work-family conflict, workfamily fit, job satisfaction, and marital satisfaction. The sample consists of employed, married fathers and their spouses from the 2001 Marriott School of Management Alumni Work and Family Survey (n = 210). Fathers’ family involvement was related to less work-life conflict, greater work-family fit, and greater self- and spouse-reports of marital satisfaction. Fathers’ family and religious involvement was related to greater self- and spouse-reports of marital satisfaction. These findings suggest the importance of fathers’ religious and family involvement to valued family and work outcomes.