TitleDouble- and Triple-Duty Caregiving Men: An Examination of Subjective Stress and Perceived Schedule Control.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDePasquale, N, Zarit, SH, Mogle, J, Moen, P, Hammer, LB, Almeida, DM
JournalJ Appl Gerontol
Date Published2018 Apr
KeywordsAdult, Caregivers, Family Characteristics, Health Personnel, Humans, Long-Term Care, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Homes, Occupational Stress, Personnel Staffing and Scheduling, Stress, Psychological, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

<p>Based on the stress process model of family caregiving, this study examined subjective stress appraisals and perceived schedule control among men employed in the long-term care industry (workplace-only caregivers) who concurrently occupied unpaid family caregiving roles for children (double-duty child caregivers), older adults (double-duty elder caregivers), and both children and older adults (triple-duty caregivers). Survey responses from 123 men working in nursing home facilities in the United States were analyzed using multiple linear regression models. Results indicated that workplace-only and double- and triple-duty caregivers' appraised primary stress similarly. However, several differences emerged with respect to secondary role strains, specifically work-family conflict, emotional exhaustion, and turnover intentions. Schedule control also constituted a stress buffer for double- and triple-duty caregivers, particularly among double-duty elder caregivers. These findings contribute to the scarce literature on double- and triple-duty caregiving men and have practical implications for recruitment and retention strategies in the health care industry.</p>

Alternate JournalJ Appl Gerontol
PubMed ID27036637
PubMed Central IDPMC5045822
Grant ListF31 AG050385 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051217 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051256 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R03 AG046393 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 OH008788 / OH / NIOSH CDC HHS / United States
U01 AG027669 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD059773 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051276 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051218 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States