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ERIC Number: EJ921857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1224
Changing Workplaces to Reduce Work-Family Conflict: Schedule Control in a White-Collar Organization
Kelly, Erin L.; Moen, Phyllis; Tranby, Eric
American Sociological Review, v76 n2 p265-290 Apr 2011
Work-family conflicts are common and consequential for employees, their families, and work organizations. Can workplaces be changed to reduce work-family conflict? Previous research has not been able to assess whether workplace policies or initiatives succeed in reducing work-family conflict or increasing work-family fit. Using longitudinal data collected from 608 employees of a white-collar organization before and after a workplace initiative was implemented, we investigate whether the initiative affects work-family conflict and fit, whether schedule control mediates these effects, and whether work demands, including long hours, moderate the initiative's effects on work-family outcomes. Analyses clearly demonstrate that the workplace initiative positively affects the work-family interface, primarily by increasing employees' schedule control. This study points to the importance of schedule control for our understanding of job quality and for management policies and practices. (Contains 4 tables and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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