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A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Dual-Earner Couples' Utilization of Family-Friendly Workplace Supports on Work and Family Outcomes
Journal of Applied Psychology (2005)
  • Margaret Neal, Portland State University
  • Leslie B. Hammer, Portland State University
  • Jason T. Newsom
  • Krista J. Brockwood
  • Cari L. Colton
Abstract
Little research exists on the effects of the utilization of workplace supports on work-family conflict and job satisfaction. With family systems theory as a framework, 2 waves of national survey data were collected from 234 couples (N = 468) caring for children and for aging parents. Data were analyzed with structural equation modeling techniques. Longitudinal results indicate that individuals' use of workplace supports was related to work-family conflict in the direction opposite to expectations and was related to job satisfaction in the direction consistent with expectations. Differential effects for wives versus husbands were found. In addition, couples' use of workplace supports was only minimally related to wives' outcomes. Results are discussed in terms of gender differences, family systems theory, and methodological and measurement issues related to the longitudinal study of utilization of workplace supports.
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Publication Date
July, 2005
Citation Information
Margaret Neal, Leslie B. Hammer, Jason T. Newsom, Krista J. Brockwood, et al.. "A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Dual-Earner Couples' Utilization of Family-Friendly Workplace Supports on Work and Family Outcomes" Journal of Applied Psychology Vol. 90 Iss. 4 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leslie_hammer/4/