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Effects of Women’s Work-Family Multiple Role and Role Combination on Depressive Symptoms in Korea

Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1249; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041249
Received: 31 December 2019 / Revised: 12 February 2020 / Accepted: 13 February 2020 / Published: 15 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Women's Reproductive and Maternal Health)
This study set out to investigate the effects of multiple roles on depressive symptoms in women. The role of women was divided into worker, household worker, spouse, parent, and caregiver roles to identify the differences in depressive symptoms according to the number of roles, role-fulfillment, and role-combination. Using the sixth raw data of the 2016 Korean Longitudinal Survey of Women and Families for analysis, the data had 6198 respondents who did not have missing values in the major variables. There are three main findings of this study: (1) as the number of roles increased, depressive symptoms of women was decreased. In addition, role-combination was a more meaningful element; (2) women who did not have any roles tended to be more depressed; (3) the caregiver role showed a negative effect on depressive symptoms of women. This study was to include the various aspects of women’s roles and to determine the effects of multi-roles on depressive symptoms in women. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiple role; depression; role combination; work-family balance multiple role; depression; role combination; work-family balance
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Kang, J.-W.; Jang, S.-N. Effects of Women’s Work-Family Multiple Role and Role Combination on Depressive Symptoms in Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1249.

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