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Dining with Diabetes Virtual Series

Dates:

February 6, 2023                   10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 13, 2023                10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 20, 2023               10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 27, 2023                10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration:       https://go.osu.edu/dwdfeb23

Questions:  Please contact Margaret Jenkins, jenkins.188@osu.edu , FCS Educator, Clermont County

 

 

 

Couples don’t have the same experience when both work from home

Take a look at this study with the goal of using the information to help build healthy relationships as we all adapt to global change!  I am only a click away if you need more resources, jenkins.188@osu.edu

Gender differences found in studies in China, South Korea

In dual-earner couples, working from home may be a better deal for husbands than wives in some ways, according to two related studies of workers in China and South Korea.

The research showed that both husbands and wives completed more family-related tasks when they worked from home versus the office.  However, when wives worked from home, husbands completed fewer family tasks than when their wives worked in the office. Wives did not complete fewer tasks when husbands worked from home.

In addition, wives in both studies felt increased guilt about failing to accomplish housework and spending time with their families when they did more work at the office. In men, that result was found in one study.

Jasmine Hu

Jasmine Hu

“We found that men and women don’t have the same experience working from home,” said Jasmine Hu, lead author of the study and professor of management at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

“There are still some gendered differences in how they manage their job and family responsibilities.”

The study was published recently in the journal Personnel Psychology.

The researchers did two studies, both during the COVID-19 pandemic.  One study involved 172 married dual-earner couples in mainland China who had at least one child. That study was done near the beginning of the pandemic in April and May of 2020.

The second study was done in South Korea, later in the pandemic from June to August 2021. This involved 60 dual-earner couples, some with children and some without.

In both surveys, all participants completed two surveys each day for 14 consecutive workdays. Each husband and wife reported their work-from-home status and the amount of work and family tasks they completed.

They also completed various measures, which could include work-family conflict and family-work conflict, how much guilt they felt toward their families and their work, and their psychological withdrawal from work and family.

Findings showed that when husbands had flexible work schedules, wives completed significantly more work tasks when working from home than in the office.  When wives had inflexible work arrangements, husbands completed significantly more family tasks when working from home.

“These findings suggest that husbands could help remote working wives when they have more flexible work schedules and do more family tasks when their wives have more rigid work schedules,” Hu said.

Overall, the results suggested that when the boundaries between work and family time are blurry, dual-earner couples feel the conflict.

Findings showed that when employees (both husbands and wives) worked from home, they increased how much work they completed around their home and family, but that increased their feelings of inter-role conflict, psychological withdrawal from work and feelings of guilt concerning work for their employer.

“Managers should form realistic expectations about how much work their remote working employees can effectively handle and show more understanding of the home working situations of dual-earner couples,” Hu said.

Hu said the results suggest husbands with flexibility in scheduling work time can provide more support for their wives to complete their remote work tasks.

“Organizations and managers should give their male employees more flexibility when possible so they and their families can better adapt to crises like the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.

While many of the work-from-home policies this study investigated were put into place because of the pandemic, Hu said that things won’t go back to the way they were when the pandemic is over.

“COVID-19 forever changed how we work. Remote working is going to become much more of a norm,” she said.

“People have really gotten used to the benefit of working from home and many won’t want to go back to the office full time.”

Hu said she sees hybrid work as the best possible future for working couples.

“This will allow employees to have the flexibility they get from working at home, while also having the opportunity to interact more with colleagues at the office, which can increase collaboration and inspire creativity and innovation,” she said.

Sign Up Now for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” Email Wellness Challenge

Are you interested in improving your wellness by exploring: gratitude, traditional foods with a twist, sustainability, self-care, and more – all wrapped up with new gift ideas? Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics.

https://go.osu.edu/abchrivercounties

 

Spring into Wellness: Take the Clermont Challenge

Sign Up Now for the “Spring Into Wellness” Email Wellness Challenge

Wellness is more than just our physical health – it also includes emotional, financial, social, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, creative, and career wellness. Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Spring into Wellness” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more and practice wellness.

The email challenge connects participants with tips, research, and resources to help you blend the dimensions of wellness to be a healthier you. Sign up by clicking on  https://go.osu.edu/lhlwclermontbrown and answer a few short questions to get registered. Participants will then receive twice-weekly emails from April 4 to May 15. “Spring into Wellness” will challenge you to explore and practice all the dimensions of wellness and take care of yourself.  Remember to send Margaret Jenkins  your Bingo Card to register for prizes after you take the challenge!

New Dates for Dining with Diabetes

Virtual Dining with Diabetes

With 30 Million diabetics in America, you are not alone!

You will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

Dates:       

  • February 14, 2022       10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • February 21, 2022       10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • February 28, 2022      10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • March 7, 2022              10:00 a.m. – Noon

Cost: Free

Registration:  go.osu.edu/dwd2022

Zoom link will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the class.

Questions: Please contact Beth Stefura RD,LD, FCS Extension Educator, Mahoning County, stefura.2@osu.edu, Marie Economos, FCS Extension Educator, Trumbull County, economos.2@osu.edu or call (330)638-6783 or Margaret Jenkins, jenkins.188@osu.edu, FCS Educator, Clermont County.

LAUNCH Your Parenting Skills into the Future!

Join this 4-session virtual workshop, that uses Active Parenting curriculum to introduce you to tools that may help you to raise responsible, confident children, and to navigate through issues that many parents and caregivers struggle with today.

The flight crew is offering a School Age Workshop that focuses on helping parents raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure.

Dates:  February 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2022
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm via Zoom platform

Pre-Registration is required. The cost of a 4-session workshop is $30. Once payment has been received, you will receive a book and workbook in the mail. Upon completion of all 4-sessions, you will receive a $25 Walmart gift card or gas card.

Click to register    https://go.osu.edu/blastoffregistration

Do You or Someone You Love Have Diabetes?

Virtual Dining with Diabetes

With 30 Million diabetics in America, you are not alone!

You will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

Dates:       February 7, 2022         10:00 a.m. – Noon
                    February 14, 2022       10:00 a.m. – Noon
                    February 21, 2022       10:00 a.m. – Noon
                    February 28, 2022      10:00 a.m. – Noon

              Click to Register-no cost

 

Do You Have a Financial Question? You’re Not Alone!

OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances professionals are sensitive to the economic challenges families and their communities are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the loss of jobs has greatly affected families and their communities. For others, it is declining health along with inadequate health insurance coverage that puts their economic well-being and quality of life at risk. Whatever the situation, we are here to help.

Follow this link to submit your anonymous questions!  A  Healthy Finances Team-member will respond via email within 72 hours!