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Correlates of Dual-Earner Couple's Stress


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The study aims to assess the level of stress among dual-earner couples. The sample was selected trom both public and private sectors using the snow-ball technique trom Dharwad city. The sample comprised of 155 dual-earner couples. An ex-post- facto exploratory research design. Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, between 2007 to 2008. Personal information schedule and Stress questionnaire developed by Bhagwatvar (2000) was used for data collection. The data was subjected to trequency, percentage and correlation analysis. The results revealed that dualearner couples were having high stress per se, husbands were experiencing high stress and wives were experiencing low and medium stress. Correlation analysis between the type of occupation, number of working hours and dualearner couples revealed a significant negative relationship with stress levels.

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Dual-Earner Couples, Stress, Type of Occupation, Number of Working Hours.
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Authors

Arati Jakkaraddi
Department o f Human Development and Family Studies, College o f Community Seience University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
V. S. Yadav
Department o f Human Development and Family Studies, College o f Community Seience University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
P. B. Khadi
Department o f Human Development and Family Studies, College o f Community Seience University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Abstract


The study aims to assess the level of stress among dual-earner couples. The sample was selected trom both public and private sectors using the snow-ball technique trom Dharwad city. The sample comprised of 155 dual-earner couples. An ex-post- facto exploratory research design. Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, between 2007 to 2008. Personal information schedule and Stress questionnaire developed by Bhagwatvar (2000) was used for data collection. The data was subjected to trequency, percentage and correlation analysis. The results revealed that dualearner couples were having high stress per se, husbands were experiencing high stress and wives were experiencing low and medium stress. Correlation analysis between the type of occupation, number of working hours and dualearner couples revealed a significant negative relationship with stress levels.

Keywords


Dual-Earner Couples, Stress, Type of Occupation, Number of Working Hours.

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