ERIC Number: EJ726438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Family Issues In the Workplace: Are Students On Track
Waner, Karen K.; Winter, Janet K.; Breshears, Ronald G.
Journal of Education for Business, v80 n3 p145 Jan-Feb 2005
Employees attempting to balance careers and families have made family issues a major concern in the workplace. Equity issues arise, however, for employees who do not have family responsibilities. In this study, the authors sought to determine whether students' and employees' perceptions of family issues differed in their responses to nine statements. Two-tailed tests revealed significant differences between students and employees on the following issues: raising a family while having a career, staying home with children (with respect to women), special considerations, and additional leave. The authors' results suggest that organizations should implement practices in an equitable manner. Students, however, should be encouraged to research prospective employers to determine whether their family-issue needs will be met
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Employee Attitudes, Family Work Relationship, Surveys, Comparative Analysis
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family and Medical Leave Act 1993