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An Investigation into the effects of work-related travel on a partnership – Stress Levels, Sleep Quality and Relationship Structure

Murphy, Niamh (2018) An Investigation into the effects of work-related travel on a partnership – Stress Levels, Sleep Quality and Relationship Structure. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Objective: The focus of this study is work related travel and in particular the impact that the resulting separation has on the stay-at-home partner. The three core research areas that this study concentrates on are Stress, Sleep Quality and Relationship Structure. Most of the existing core studies and associated literature relate to the US military and also reference the impacts to the stay-at-home partner. This study is comparable with a number exception including that the focus is on non-military Irish population. This study’s aim is to identify possible variables that predict effects of work-related travel on a partnership.

Method: This study consisted of 31 participants who are engaged in a co-habiting relationship for more than two years where there partner is involved in work-related travel. These participants were assessed on their perceived stress level, sleep quality and relationship structure as well as gender. The participants were all over the age of 18.

Results: Participants were found to have a high stress levels due to added responsibility, sleep quality decreases due to lack of security and satisfaction among relationship decreases as a result of stress and children, if applicable.

Conclusion: It is important to note work-related travel has an impact on any relationship, while the significance and variables that impact the relationship still need revision.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 08:42
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 08:42
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3277

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