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Influences of Work and Family Spillover on Filial and Sandwiched Caregivers' Psychological Well-Being

Background: There has been a documented increase in the numbers of filial and sandwiched caregivers in the United States. However, past studies have overlooked the impact of work and family overload on caregiver well-being. Methods: This study investigates the moderating influences of the quality and directionality of work and family spillover on the well-being (e.g., positive affect and negative affect, psychological well-being, and global well-being) of 180 filial and sandwiched caregivers from the second wave of the Midlife in the United States Survey. Results: Regression and moderation analyses revealed that sandwiched caregivers with high levels of negative work-to-family spillover exhibited higher negative affect than the comparison groups. Sandwiched caregivers with high levels of negative family-to-work spillover exhibited higher level of negative affect and lower level of self-acceptance than other caregivers. Conclusions: These findings can help create work programs that address spillover between work and home in the effort to promote caregiver well-being.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Sage
ISBN/ISSN
0091-4150
Publication Year
2021
Issue Number
2
Journal Titles
International journal of aging & human development
Volume Number
92
Start Page
197
End Page
214