The diverging patterns of life satisfaction between families: A latent profile analysis in dual-earner parents with adolescents

Berta Schnettler, Klaus G. Grunert, Ligia Orellana, Horacio Miranda, Germán Lobos, Edgardo Miranda-Zapata, María Lapo, Clementina Hueche
2021 Current psychology (New Brunswick, N.J.)  
AbstractThis study identifies family profiles based on the level of life satisfaction (LS) in mothers, fathers and adolescents, and variables related to their family, food, and work life. The sample was composed of 303 families of dual-earner parents (mothers' mean age = 40.9 years, SD = 7.4, fathers' mean age = 43.2 years, SD = 7.2) and one of their children aged between 10 and 17 years (mean age 13.3, SD = 2.4, 51.5% female). A Latent Profile Analysis (LPA) was used to identify five family
more » ... files. Profiles differed in LS, satisfaction with family life (SWFaL), satisfaction with food-related life (SWFoL), family functioning, both parents' work-life balance and their perception of the financial situation of the household. Balanced and imbalanced families in terms of LS differed in the three family members' LS and SWFaL, mothers' and children' SWFoL and family functioning, and both parents' perception of financial situation. These results contribute to understanding the heterogeneity of life satisfaction dynamics between and within dual-earner families.
doi:10.1007/s12144-020-01316-9 fatcat:qg6gcsgvybfy7adyz6ogc63ray