Salvation of the Second Shift: Are Wives Immune to Monday Blues?

Charles Areni, The University of Sydney, Australia
In an internet survey, 702 Australians reported momentary and typical moods for each day of the week (DOW). The mood measures indicated a gender x marital status x DOW interaction, wherein wives were relatively immune to Monday blues compared to husbands and singles. Wives were also more likely to report doing housework and less likely to report experiencing leisure on the weekend compared to husbands and singles. These results suggest that wives are relatviely immune to Monday blues because they are less prone to associating that day with a loss of freedom.
[ to cite ]:
Charles Areni (2009) ,"Salvation of the Second Shift: Are Wives Immune to Monday Blues?", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 36, eds. Ann L. McGill and Sharon Shavitt, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 444-448.