TitleEffects of workplace intervention on affective well-being in employees' children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLawson, KM, Davis, KD, McHale, SM, Almeida, DM, Kelly, EL, King, RB
JournalDev Psychol
Date Published2016 May
KeywordsAdolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Age Factors, Child, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Mood Disorders, Parent-Child Relations, Workplace

<p>Using a group-randomized field experimental design, this study tested whether a workplace intervention-designed to reduce work-family conflict-buffered against potential age-related decreases in the affective well-being of employees' children. Daily diary data were collected from 9- to 17-year-old children of parents working in an information technology division of a U.S. Fortune 500 company prior to and 12 months after the implementation of the Support-Transform-Achieve-Results (STAR) workplace intervention. Youth (62 with parents in the STAR group, 41 in the usual-practice group) participated in 8 consecutive nightly phone calls, during which they reported on their daily stressors and affect. Well-being was indexed by positive and negative affect and affective reactivity to daily stressful events. The randomized workplace intervention increased youth positive affect and buffered youth from age-related increases in negative affect and affective reactivity to daily stressors. Future research should test specific conditions of parents' work that may penetrate family life and affect youth well-being. (PsycINFO Database Record</p>

Alternate JournalDev Psychol
PubMed ID26950240
PubMed Central IDPMC4907371
Grant ListU01 HD051217 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051256 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R03 AG046393 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051276 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051218 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States