Handbook of Work-Family Integration

Research, Theory, and Best Practices

Edited by

  • Karen Korabik, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Donna Lero, Centre for Families, Work, and Well-Being, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Denise Whitehead, Department of Family Relations, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

In today's industrialized societies, the majority of parents work full time while caring for and raising their children and managing household upkeep, trying to keep a precarious balance of fulfilling multiple roles as parent, worker, friend, & child. Increasingly demands of the workplace such as early or late hours, travel, commute, relocation, etc. conflict with the needs of being a parent. At the same time, it is through work that people increasingly define their identity and self-worth, and which provides the opportunity for personal growth, interaction with friends and colleagues, and which provides the income and benefits on which the family subsists. The interface between work and family is an area of increasing research, in terms of understanding stress, job burn out, self-esteem, gender roles, parenting behaviors, and how each facet affects the others. The research in this area has been widely scattered in journals in psychology, family studies, business, sociology, health, and economics, and presented in diverse conferences (e.g., APA, SIOP, Academy of Management). It is difficult for experts in the field to keep up with everything they need to know, with the information dispersed. This Handbook will fill this gap by synthesizing theory, research, policy, and workplace practice/organizational policy issues in one place. The book will be useful as a reference for researchers in the area, as a guide to practitioners and policy makers, and as a resource for teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses.
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Researchers and academics in social and organizational psychology, family science, sociology, and business/management. American Psychological Association division 14-Industrial & Organizational Psych and division 43-Family Psychology members.


Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-372574-5

Table of Contents

Handbook of Work-Family Integration: Theories, Perspectives and Best PracticesChapter 1: Historical Trends in Work-Family: The Evolution of Earning and CaringDenise L. WhiteheadChapter 2: A Conceptual Model of the Work-Family InterfacePatricia Voydanoff Chapter 3: Reflections and Future Directions on Measurement in Work-Family ResearchDawn S. Carlson & Joseph G. GrzywaczChapter 4: On Multiple Roles: Past, Present and FutureRosalind Chait BarnettChapter 5: Toxic Job Ecologies, Lagging Time Convoys and Work-Family Conflict: Can Families (Re)Gain Control and Life Course “Fit”?Phyllis Moen & Noelle ChesleyChapter 6: Too Much To Do, and Not Enough Time: An Examination of Role OverloadLinda Duxbury, Sean Lyons, & Christopher HigginsChapter 7: Spillover Between Personal and Professional Life: Definitions, Antecedents, Consequences, and Strategies Steven Poelmans, Olena Stepanova & Aline MasudaChapter 8: Work-Related Outcomes of the Work-Family Interface: Why Organizations Should CareJay M. Dorio, Rebecca H. Klein, & Tammy D. Allen Chapter 9: The Emotional Dimension of Family Time and Their Implications for Work-Family BalanceShira Offer & Barbara SchneiderChapter 10: Health and Well-Being Outcomes of the Work Family InterfaceE. Kevin Kelloway, Jane Mullen & Elizabeth KelleyChapter 11: Integrating Gender-related Issues into Research on Work and FamilyKaren Korabik, Allyson McElwain, & Dara B. ChappellChapter 12: Viewing 21st Century Motherhood Through a Work-Family LensSarah Damaske & Kathleen GersonChapter 13: Work-Life Issues for Fathers Kerry Daly, Lynda Ashbourne & Linda HawkinsChapter 14: Coping with Work-Family Conflict: Integrating Individual and Organization PerspectivesAnat Drach-Zahavy and Anit SomechChapter 15: Social Support and Work-Family ConflictRoya Ayman & Amy AntaniChapter 16: How do Labour Policies and Social Policies Frame Work-life Integration?Donna S. LeroChapter 17: Work and Family Policy Implementation: An Employment and Organizational Behavior PerspectiveEllen Kossek & Linn Van DyneChapter 18: Work-family Culture: Current Research and Future DirectionsJeanine Andreassi & Cynthia A. Thompson Chapter 19: Cross-Cultural Approaches to Work-Family ConflictZeynep Aycan Chapter 20: Future Directions in Work-FamilySuzan Lewis & Donna S. Lero