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ERIC Number: EJ896972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Is There a Downside to Schedule Control for the Work-Family Interface?
Schieman, Scott; Young, Marisa
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n10 p1391-1414 Oct 2010
Using data from a 2007 U.S. survey of workers, this article examines the implications of schedule control for work-family role blurring and work-family conflict. Four main findings indicate that (a) schedule control is associated with more frequent working at home and work-family multitasking activities; (b) the positive association between schedule control and multitasking suppresses the negative association between schedule control and work- family conflict; (c) the positive association between working at home and multitasking is weaker among individuals with greater schedule control; and (d) the positive association between work-family multitasking and work- family conflict is weaker among individuals with greater schedule control. Our findings reveal previously undocumented mediating, suppression, and moderating patterns in the ways that schedule control contributes to work-family role blurring and work-family conflict. The authors discuss the implications of these findings for views of schedule control as a "resource" and theories about the borders in the work-family interface. (Contains 3 figures, 4 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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