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dc.contributor.authorHandy, JAen_US
dc.date.available2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Journal of Psychology, 2010, 39 (1), pp. 7 - 14en_US
dc.identifier.issn0112-109Xen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the impact of long-term shiftwork on the families of male shiftworkers at a New Zealand petrochemical company. The findings are based primarily on interviews with twenty-seven shiftworkers and seventeen female partners, supplemented by informal observations of the organisation. All respondents described shiftwork as having a profound influence on the economic, temporal, social and emotional patterns of family life. Men and women gave divergent accounts, reflecting their differing roles within the family. Whilst the company compensated workers well financially for the inconveniences of shiftwork, the rigidity of the shiftwork system meant that families shouldered the primary responsibility for resolving the tensions between work and family life. In consequence, women paid a high price for their partner's employment, often sacrificing their own careers in order to take primary responsibility for organising family life.en_US
dc.format.extent7 - 14en_US
dc.publisherThe New Zealand Psychological Societyen_US
dc.titleMaintaining family life under shiftwork schedules: A case study of a New Zealand petrochemical planten_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume39en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id34599
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Psychologyen_US
dc.citation.issue1en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Psychology
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1701 Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1702 Cognitive Sciencesen_US


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