Work and Family Processes

These studies consider how experiences at work shape patterns of family interaction and influence offspring (and vice versa), both in the short-term and in the long-run. Included are studies of work-family spillover processes, and family reunions after work.

Repetti, R.L. & Wang, S. (2017). Effects of job stress on family relationships. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 15-18.

Sears, M. S., Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F., & Reynolds, B. M. (2016). I just want to be left alone: Daily overload and marital behavior. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 569-579.

Wang, S. & Repetti, R. L. (2014). Psychological well-being and job stress predict marital support interactions: A naturalistic observational study of dual-earner couples in their homes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 864-878.

Repetti, R. L. & Wang, S. (2014). Employment and parenting. Parenting: Science and Practice, 14, 121-132.

Repetti, R. L., Wang, S., Sears, M. S. (2013). Using direct observational methods to study the real lives of families: Advantages, complexities, and conceptual and practical considerations. In J. G. Grzywacz & E. Demerouti (Eds.), New Frontiers in Work and Family Research. New York: Psychology Press & Routledge.

Repetti, R. L., Saxbe, D.E., & Wang, S. (2013). Stress. In E. Ochs & T. Kremer-Sadlik (Eds.), Fast-Forward Family (174-191). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Wang, S. & Repetti, R.L. (2013). After the workday ends: How jobs impact family relationships. In A.L. Vangelisti (Ed.), Handbook of Family Communication (2nd Edition) (pp. 409-423), New York: Routledge.

Wang, S., Repetti, R.L., & Campos, B. (2011). Job stress and family social behavior: The moderating role of neuroticism. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16, 441-456.

Slatcher, R.B., Robles, T.D., Repetti, R.L., & Fellows, M.D. (2010). Momentary work worries, marital disclosure, and salivary cortisol among parents of young childrenPsychosomatic Medicine, 72(9), 887-896.

Repetti, R.L., & Wang, S. (2009). Work-family spillover. In H.T. Reis & S.K. Sprecher, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, pp. 1694-1697. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Campos, B., Graesch, A.P., Repetti, R., Bradbury, T., & Ochs, E. (2009). Opportunity for interaction? A naturalistic observation study of dual-earner families after work and schoolJournal of Family Psychology, 23(6), 798-807.

Repetti, R.L., Wang, S., & Saxbe, D. (2009). Bringing it all back home: How outside stressors shape families’ everyday livesCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, 18(2), 106-111.

Repetti, R.L., & Wang, S. (2009). Parent employment and chaos in the family. In G.W. Evans & T.D. Wachs, (Eds.), Chaos and its influence on children’s development: An ecological perspective, pp. 191-208. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Repetti, R. & Saxbe, D. (2009). The effects of job stress on the family: One size does not fit all. In D.R. Crane & E.J. Hill (Eds.), Handbook of Families & Work: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 62-78. New York: University Press of America.

Saxbe, D. E., & Repetti, R. L. (2008). Taking the temperature of family life: Preliminary results from an observational study. In A. Newhall-Marcus, D. Halpern & S. Tan (Eds.), Changing Realities of Work and Family, pp. 175-193. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Saxbe, D., Repetti, R.L., & Nishina, A. (2008). Marital satisfaction, recovery from work, and diurnal cortisol among men and womenHealth Psychology, 27(1), 15-25.

Story, L. B. & Repetti, R.L. (2006). Daily occupational stressors and marital behaviorJournal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 690-700.

Repetti, R.L. (2005). A psychological perspective on the health and well-being consequences of parental employment. In S.M. Bianchi, L.M. Casper, & R.B. King (Eds.), Work, family, health and well-being (245-258). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Repetti, R.L., Klima, T., & Kremer-Sadlik, T. (2005). Commentary: How might parents’ work and family roles contribute to adolescents’ future roles? In B. Schneider & L. Waite (Eds.) Being together, working apart: Dual career families and the work-life balance (pp. 361-364). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Ochs, E., Graesch, A., Mittmann, A., Bradbury, T., & Repetti, R.L. (2006). Video ethnography and ethnoarchaeological tracking. In M. Catsouphes, E.E. Kossek, & S. Sweet (Eds.) Handbook of work and family: Multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches (pp. 387-409). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Perry-Jenkins, M., Repetti, R. L. & Crouter, A. C. (2000). Work and family in the 1990’sJournal of Marriage and the Family, 62(4), 981-998.

Repetti, R. L., & Wood, J. (1997). Effects of daily stress at work on mothers’ interactions with preschoolersJournal of Family Psychology, 11(1), 90-108.

Repetti, R.L. (1994). Short-term and long-term processes linking job stressors to father-child interactionSocial Development, 3(1), 1-15.

Repetti, R.L. (1989). Effects of daily workload on subsequent behavior during marital interaction: The roles of social withdrawal and spouse spouse support. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57(4), 651-659.

Gutek, B.A., Repetti, R.L., & Silver, D.L. (1988). Nonwork roles and stress at work. In C.L. Cooper, & R. Payne (Eds.) Causes, coping and consequences of stress at work. (pp. 141-174) New York: J Wiley.

Repetti, R.L. (1987). Linkages between work and family roles. Applied Social Psychology Annual, 7, 98-127.

Piotrkowski, C., & Repetti, R.L. (1984). Dual-earner families. Marriage and family review, 7(3/4), 99-124.