ERIC Number: EJ746424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
The Role of Identity and Work-Family Support in Work-Family Enrichment and Its Work-Related Consequences
Wayne, Julie Holliday; Randel, Amy E.; Stevens, Jaclyn
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v69 n3 p445-461 Dec 2006
Despite growing research on the positive connections between work and family, antecedents and consequences of work-family enrichment are understudied. Using a sample of employees from a major insurance company, we assessed the relationship of (i) individual (i.e., work and family identities), (ii) family (emotional and instrumental support), and (iii) organizational (benefit use and work-family culture) antecedents to work-family and family-work enrichment. We also examined whether enrichment predicted important work outcomes including organizational commitment and turnover intentions. The strength of an individual's identity and informal or emotional support within a domain, rather than formal or instrumental support, were associated with greater enrichment. Work-family enrichment positively predicted affective organizational commitment, and family-work enrichment negatively predicted turnover intentions. Implications for individuals and organizations wanting to foster enrichment are discussed.
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Employees, Insurance, Organizations (Groups), Enrichment Activities, Organizational Culture, Predictor Variables, Work Attitudes, Organizational Development, Personality Studies, Systems Analysis
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