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Balancing personal and family trajectories: an international study of dual-earner couples with pre-school children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12667517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In general, the nursing literature neglects healthy families and depictions of families are dominated by systems and developmental theory. The preponderance of dual-earner families has changed the meaning of family, however, nurses have given minimal attention to how women and men attend to work and home. Balancing personal and family trajectories is a substantive theory that accounts for how Canadian and English couples with pre-school children managed work and family life. The theory describes their efforts to maximize personal and family development, by using processes that attempted to support and sustain individual and family health, happiness, and fulfillment.
Wendy A Hall; Peter Callery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nursing studies     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0020-7489     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Nurs Stud     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-01     Completed Date:  2003-05-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400675     Medline TA:  Int J Nurs Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-12     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, T 201 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 2B5.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Child, Preschool
Conflict (Psychology)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Family / psychology*
Family Health
Men / psychology*
Nurse's Role
Nursing Methodology Research
Parenting / psychology*
Social Support
Women, Working / psychology*

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