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The interplay of work and family during transitions: Integrating individual and systemic influences

English title The interplay of work and family during transitions: Integrating individual and systemic influences
Applicant Wiese Bettina S.
Number 123530
Funding scheme SNSF Professorships
Research institution Institut für Psychologie der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Psychology
Start/End 01.07.2009 - 31.12.2014
Approved amount 851'016.00
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Discipline
Psychology
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education

Keywords (18)

personal goals; work; family; pregnancy; grandparenthood; transitions; middle adulthood; young adulthood; life plans; long-term care; couples; career development; gender; transition; parenthood; motivation; goals; strategies

Lay Summary (German)

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Lay summary
Beruf und Familie sind zentrale Lebensbereiche. In diesem Projekt werden die individuellen Einflüsse (z.B. persönliche Ziele) sowie systemischen Einflüsse (z.B. normative Rollenvorstellungen) auf das Zusammenspiel dieser Lebensbereiche im Kontext familiärer Transitionen des jungen und mittleren Alters (Elternschaft, Grosselternschaft) untersucht.HINTERGRUND: Wie gestalten Menschen ihren Alltag und ihre Entwicklungswege? Das vorliegende Projekt nähert sich dieser allgemeinen Frage mit Blick auf zwei zentrale Lebensbereiche: Beruf und Familie. Ausgangspunkt ist ein Entwicklungsverständnis, in dem Reaktionen auf Umweltereignisse ebenso eine Rolle spielen wie das aktive Herbeiführen von lebensweltlichen Veränderungen. Besonders gut lassen sich im Erwachsenenalter Entwicklungsprozesse untersuchen, wenn Transitionen stattfinden. Transitionen in einem Lebensbereich können dabei auch Auswirkungen auf andere Lebensbereiche haben. Eine typische Transition des jüngeren Erwachsenenalters ist der Übergang in die Elternschaft. Der Übergang zur Grosselternschaft ist hingegen eine verbreitete Transition des mittleren Lebensalters. Beide Transitionen werden von zumeist positiv bewertet. Besondere Herausforderungen können sich allerdings bei familiären Transitionen ergeben, wenn diese mit beruflichen Projekten konfligieren oder dazu beitragen, bisherige Prioritäten in Frage zu stellen - sei es aus einem eigenen Bedürfnis heraus, sei es aufgrund normativer Erwartungen. ZIEL: Ziel ist es, individuelle und systemische Einflüsse auf das Zusammenspiel von Beruf und Familie in ausgewählten Lebensphasen herauszuarbeiten. Mit Blick auf den Übergang zur Elternschaft soll geklärt werden, wie sich berufliche Wiedereinstiegspläne und -verhalten von (werdenden) Müttern vorhersagen lassen. Hinsichtlich des Übergangs zur Grosselternschaft wird herausgearbeitet, ob und welche Konsequenzen sich für die eigenen beruflichen Zukunftspläne ergeben. Dabei kommen längsschnittliche Untersuchungsdesigns zur Anwendung.BEDEUTUNG: Dieses Projekt will zu einem differenzierteren Verständnis der Herausforderungen der Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie in spezifischen Lebensphasen des Erwachsenenalters beitragen. Es soll Aufschluss darüber geben, ob und wie die berufliche Motivation erwerbstätiger Frauen und Männer sich in Abhängigkeit von familiären Ereignissen verändert. Ein wichtiger Schwerpunkt bildet darüber hinaus nicht nur die Frage, welche alltäglichen und biographischen Strategien der Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie eingesetzt werden, sondern auch, wie erfolgreich diese aus individueller Sicht und aus der Perspektive des Umfeldes sind.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Erwerbstätigkeit und Familie
Wiese Bettina S., Arling Viktoria (2015), Erwerbstätigkeit und Familie, in Hill Paul B., Kopp Johannes (ed.), Springer, Heidelberg, 641-673.
Achievement goals and autonomy: How person-context interactions predict effective functioning and well-being during a career transition
Heidemeier Heike, Wiese Bettina S. (2014), Achievement goals and autonomy: How person-context interactions predict effective functioning and well-being during a career transition, in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19(1), 18-31.
Mastering Developmental Transitions in Young and Middle Adulthood: The Interplay of Openness to Experience and Traditional Gender Ideology on Women's Self-Efficacy and Subjective Well-Being
Weiss David, Freund Alexandra M., Wiese Bettina S. (2012), Mastering Developmental Transitions in Young and Middle Adulthood: The Interplay of Openness to Experience and Traditional Gender Ideology on Women's Self-Efficacy and Subjective Well-Being, in Developmental Psychology, 48, 1774-1784.
Social support reciprocity and occupational self-efficacy beliefs during mothers' organizational re-entry
Jaeckel Dalit, Seiger Christine P., Orth Ulrich, Wiese Bettina S. (2012), Social support reciprocity and occupational self-efficacy beliefs during mothers' organizational re-entry, in Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80(2), 390-399.
Successful return to work after maternity leave: Self-regulatory and contextual influences
Wiese Bettina S., Heidemeier Heike (2012), Successful return to work after maternity leave: Self-regulatory and contextual influences, in Research in Human Development, 9(4), 317-336.
Timing Matters: Length of Leave and Working Mothers' Daily Reentry Regrets
Wiese Bettina S., Ritter Johannes O. (2012), Timing Matters: Length of Leave and Working Mothers' Daily Reentry Regrets, in Develpmental Psychology, 48, 1797-1807.
Socialization into organizations and balancing work and family
Wiese Bettina S., Knecht Michaela, Socialization into organizations and balancing work and family, in Vuori Jukka, Blonk Roland, Price Richard H. (ed.), Springer, New York.
Stay at home or go back to work? Antecedents and consequences of mother's return to work after childbirth
Grether Thorana, Wiese Bettina S., Stay at home or go back to work? Antecedents and consequences of mother's return to work after childbirth, in Matthews Russell A., Spitzmueller Christiane (ed.).

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Universität Erfurt Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
HEC Lausanne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Universität Helsinki Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Universität Zürich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
49th Conference of the German Psychological Society Talk given at a conference Ich bin dann mal wieder weg – Welche Rolle spielt das Zusammenspiel von Arbeits- und Familienleben für die Wechselabsicht von Berufsrückkehrerinnen? 24.09.2014 Bochum, Germany Wiese Bettina S.; Stertz Anna; Grether Thorana;
49th Conference of the German Psychological Society Poster „Deine Berufstätigkeit schadet unserem Kind" - Rollenvorstellungen von Paaren und familienbedingte Auszeiten nach der Geburt des Kindes 24.09.2014 Bochum, Germany Wiese Bettina S.; Stertz Anna; Grether Thorana;
Department of Quantitative Social Sciences of the Institute of Education, University of London Individual talk Return to work after maternity leave 18.06.2014 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Wiese Bettina S.;
11th Conference of the Austrian Psychological Society Talk given at a conference Mutter-Kind-Ideologie und die berufliche Auszeit junger Eltern 25.04.2014 Vienna, Austria Wiese Bettina S.; Grether Thorana; Stertz Anna;
Colloquium of the Institute of Psychology, University of Madgeburg Individual talk Berufsrückkehr von Frauen nach einer Familienpause: Prädiktoren und Konsequenzen des Wiedereinstiegsverhaltens 10.12.2013 Magdeburg, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology Talk given at a conference Mothers’ return to paid work after childbirth: Antecedents and consequences of leave length? 04.11.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Grether Thorana; Wiese Bettina S.;
16th Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Talk given at a conference How decision latitude moderates the effects of performance goals on well-being and functioning at work 22.05.2013 Muenster, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
16th Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Poster When will you be back? Predicting mothers’ return to work decisions by internal and external factors 22.05.2013 Muenster, Germany Grether Thorana; Wiese Bettina S.;
48th Conference of the German Psychological Society Talk given at a conference Ich möchte Karriere machen, Du hoffentlich nicht – Karriereorientierung und die Kompatibilität beruflicher Ziele bei werdenden Eltern 27.09.2012 Bielefeld , Germany Grether Thorana; Wiese Bettina S.;
EAWOP Small Group Meeting "Job Transitions from a Career and Occupational Perspective" Talk given at a conference Predicting mothers’ return to work decisions: The role of internal and workplace factors 12.09.2012 Antwerp, Belgium Grether Thorana; Wiese Bettina S.;
Colloquium at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Individual talk Work is everything, or is it...? The work-family interplay during transitions 28.05.2012 Helsinki, Finland Wiese Bettina S.;
Spring Academy of the International Max Planck Research School of the Life Course Talk given at a conference How the transition to grandparenthood affects job-related attitudes and plans 09.05.2012 Berlin , Germany Jäckel-Lang Dalit Carmela;
10th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Talk given at a conference How general and domain-specific self-efficacy beliefs develop during mother's return to work: A longitudinal approach 13.04.2012 Zurich, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.; Grether Thorana;
10th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Talk given at a conference The role of traditional gender ideology for self-efficacy and well-being during occupational transitions 12.04.2012 Zurich, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.;
10th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Talk given at a conference Stay at home or go back to work? Pregnant women’s work-return plans 12.04.2012 Zurich, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.; Grether Thorana;
Fall Academy of the International Max Planck Research School of the Life Course Poster Grandparenthood as a compensator for missing developmental opportunities after retirement? 19.09.2011 Bergün , Switzerland Jäckel-Lang Dalit Carmela;
12th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Association Talk given at a conference Expectant parents' household activities and work-related plans: The role of mother-child psychology 12.09.2011 Fribourg, Switzerland Grether Thorana; Wiese Bettina S.;
International Success and Well-Being in Education and Employment Conference Talk given at a conference The interplay of work and family during transitions 08.09.2011 Basel, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.;
International Success and Well-Being in Education and Employment Conference Talk given at a conference Keeping on track or throwing the towel? Adolescents’ self-regulatory strategy use in mastering life transitions 08.09.2011 Basel, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.;
15th Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Talk given at a conference Can’t stop thinking about work! How emotion labor affects job-related rumination at home 28.05.2011 Maastricht, Netherlands Wiese Bettina S.;
26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Talk given at a conference Day-to-day ruminations about work when being at home 15.04.2011 Chicago, United States of America Wiese Bettina S.;
Conference “Life-Course Dynamics, Lifespan Development and Work” organized by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Talk given at a conference Work life and individual development 12.11.2010 Bremen, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
Fall Academy of the International Max Planck Research School of the Life Course Poster How grandparenthood affects the transition to retirement: A research proposal 14.10.2010 Berlin, Germany Jäckel-Lang Dalit Carmela;
Transdisciplinary Colloquium of the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development Individual talk Work is everything, or is it...? Biographical and day-to-day experiences of the work-family interplay 11.10.2010 Bremen, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
47th Congress of the German Society of Psychology Poster Reziprozität sozialer Unterstützung und berufliche Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen von Berufsrückkehrerinnen 26.09.2010 Bremen, Germany Wiese Bettina S.; Jäckel-Lang Dalit Carmela;
Interdisciplinary LANCEO-Workshop Talk given at a conference Life Domain Balance – Was weiß die Psychologie? 07.06.2010 Munich, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
Spring Academy of the International Max Planck Research School of the Life Course Poster Social support reciprocity and mothers’ occupational self-efficacy beliefs during job re-entry? 16.05.2010 Charlottesville, United States of America Jäckel-Lang Dalit Carmela;
European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Talk given at a conference Work engagement as an indicator of mothers’ successful re-entry into working life? 30.03.2010 Rome, Italy Wiese Bettina S.; Jäckel-Lang Dalit Carmela;
Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences (CEREB), University of Erfurt Individual talk Erfolgreicher Wiedereinstieg nach einer Familienpause: Was weiß die Psychologie? 14.01.2010 Erfurt, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
Interdisciplinary workshop “Career Success – Approaches from Economics and Psychology”, Institute of Employment Research Talk given at a conference Successfully re-entering the workforce after maternity leave 04.12.2009 Nuremberg, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
19th Conference of the German Division of Developmental Psychology Talk given at a conference Zukunftsvorstellungen zur Koordination von Beruf und Familie im Jugendalter: Wie wirken sich Erfahrungen im Elternhaus aus? 14.09.2009 Hildesheim, Germany Wiese Bettina S.;
6th Conference of the German Division of Work and Organizational Psychology Talk given at a conference Beruflicher Wiedereinstieg von Müttern nach einer Familienpause 09.09.2009 Vienna, Austria Wiese Bettina S.;
14th European Conference on Developmental Psychology Talk given at a conference Goal orientations as predictors of mother’s successful re-entry into working life 18.08.2009 Vilnius, Lithuania Wiese Bettina S.;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Wiedereinstieg und Wissenschaft - Transfertagung Familien(zeiten) in Wissenschaft und Forschung 31.05.2012 Aachen, Germany Grether Thorana;
Themenabend der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Organisation und Management (SGO) 07.07.2011 Zürich, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.;
Jahrestreffen des Verbands der Psychologinnen und Psychologen beider Basel (PBB) 10.02.2010 Basel, Switzerland Wiese Bettina S.;


Awards

Title Year
RWTH Aachen Fellow 2014
Aufnahme ins AcademiaNet 2013

Abstract

Based on an action-oriented perspective on life-management, I am approaching the question of how people shape their developmental trajectories by focusing on two central life domains: work and family. My research aims at specifying and testing the importance of individual and systemic influences for successful management of work-family demands in different phases of family life. More precisely, it focuses on the transition to parenthood as a sample transition for young adults and on how middle-aged adults’ life-management and personal goal systems are challenged by normative and non-normative changes (here: youngest child leaving home, transition to grandparenthood, having an old parent in need of practical and personal care). To test my research assumptions, I will mainly use longitudinal designs.
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