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Dual–Career Couples: Coping With Multiple Role Stress

L Ugwu

Abstract


The study investigated the type of stress dual-career couples encounter at home and at their workplace and how they having been coping with stressful situations. A total of one hundred and thirteen (113) dual-career couples working at the University of Nigeria and ministry of health, Nigeria participated in this study. Results showed that dual-career couples who receive no assistance from house-helps reported more role overload than their counterparts who receive no assistance from anybody, X2(1) = 13.3, p < 0.05. Results also showed that dual-career couples who live with aged parent(s)/parent(s)-in-law and their own children reported more role overload than their counterparts are neither living with their children nor with aged parent(s), X2(1) = 24.45, p < 0.05. The major sources of stress for dual-career couples living with their own children and aged parents centred on children–related activities.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gab.v7i1.45044

Gender and Behaviour.   ISSN: 0117-7322
AJOL African Journals Online