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Racism at work : inter-spouse stress and strain transfer.

Garg, Anupama (2007) Racism at work : inter-spouse stress and strain transfer. In: Triennial WES Conference: Beyond these shores, sinking or swimming in the globalised economy, 2007-09-122007-09-14, Aberdeen University. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The aim of this paper is to discuss pathways that interlink spouses’ well-being in a study of male Indian origin doctors and their wives where husbands experienced racism at work. This first study of its type was underpinned by Collins’ Afro-centric feminist epistemology and Lazarus’ cognitive mediational stress theory. Sampling: A sample of eight couples was recruited through advertising and snowballing. Data collection: Each spouse was interviewed separately through a semi-structured depth interview followed by a telephone interview. Data analysis: Generic pathways that inter-linked spouses’ well-being were delineated through cross-case analysis. Findings: Pathways were found to be grounded in three areas: a) supportive behaviour of the wives, b) the nature of inter-spouse communication, and c) the husband’s behaviour with the couple’s children. These pathways were accentuated by the couples’ values and beliefs related to Hinduism and middle-class, and doctors’ personality characteristics.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: Triennial WES Conference: Beyond these shores, sinking or swimming in the globalised economy
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-over ; Hindu ; Indian ; medicine ; middle class ; racism ; spouse ; stress ; work ; work-family-conflict
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 26641
    Deposited By: Dr Anu Garg
    Deposited On: 19 Jun 2009 09:23
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Unpublished
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:02
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26641

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