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An international comparative study of work-family stress and occupational strain
Work and family : an international research perspective
  • Paul E. SPECTOR, University of South Florida
  • Tammy D. ALLEN, University of South Florida
  • Steven POELMANS, University of Navarra, Spain
  • Cary L. COOPER, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom
  • Peggy BERNIN, National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Sweden
  • Peter HART, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Luo LU, Fu-Jen University, Taiwan
  • Karen MILLER, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Lucio RENAULT DE MORAES, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Gabrielle M. OSTROGNAY, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Horea PITARIU, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Vladimir SALAMATOV, Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, Ukraine
  • Jesus SALGADO, University of Santiago, Spain
  • Juan I. SANCHEZ, Florida International University, United States
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Mare TEICHMANN, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
  • Töres THEORELL, National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Sweden
  • Peter VLERICK, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Maria WIDERSZAL-BAZYL, Central Institute for Labour Protection, Poland
  • Shanfa YU, Henan Institute of Occupational Medicine, China
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Book chapter
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Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

As businesses continue to globalize, organizational research from an international perspective has become increasingly important. The area of work and family is no exception. To develop general models of the work and family interlace, we need a better understanding of work and family issues within different cultural contexts. Yet strikingly little work and family research has been conducted outside of the United States and other Western nations. In this chapter, data from the Collaborative International Study of Managerial Stress (CISMS), which includes a sample of managers from 18 diverse countries throughout the world, will be described. Descriptive data concerning the linkages between work-family pressure and several known correlates (work hours, number of children, job satisfaction, mental well-being, and physical well-being) will be presented. Differences in reported levels of each of these variables will also be described. First, we provide a brief review of the relevant existing literature.

Additional Information
ISBN of the source publication: 9781410612601
Citation Information
Spector, P. E., Allen, T. D., Poelmans, S., Cooper, C. L., Bernin, P., Hart, P., ... Yu, S. (2005). An international comparative study of work-family stress and occupational strain. In S. A. Y. Poelmans (Ed.), Work and family: An international research perspective (pp. 57-69). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.