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.


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.

Table of Contents

Handbook of Work-Family Integration: Theories, Perspectives and Best Practices Chapter 1: Historical Trends in Work-Family: The Evolution of Earning and Caring Denise L. Whitehead Chapter 2: A Conceptual Model of the Work-Family Interface Patricia Voydanoff Chapter 3: Reflections and Future Directions on Measurement in Work-Family Research Dawn S. Carlson & Joseph G. Grzywacz Chapter 4: On Multiple Roles: Past, Present and Future Rosalind Chait Barnett Chapter 5: Toxic Job Ecologies, Lagging Time Convoys and Work-Family Conflict: Can Families (Re)Gain Control and Life Course “Fit”? Phyllis Moen & Noelle Chesley Chapter 6: Too Much To Do, and Not Enough Time: An Examination of Role Overload Linda Duxbury, Sean Lyons, & Christopher Higgins Chapter 7: Spillover Between Personal and Professional Life: Definitions, Antecedents, Consequences, and Strategies Steven Poelmans, Olena Stepanova & Aline Masuda Chapter 8: Work-Related Outcomes of the Work-Family Interface: Why Organizations Should Care Jay M. Dorio, Rebecca H. Klein, & Tammy D. Allen Chapter 9: The Emotional Dimension of Family Time and Their Implications for Work-Family Balance Shira Offer & Barbara Schneider Chapter 10: Health and Well-Being Outcomes of the Work Family Interface E. Kevin Kelloway, Jane Mullen & Elizabeth Kelley Chapter 11: Integrating Gender-related Issues into Research on Work and Family Karen Korabik, Allyson McElwain, & Dara B. Chappell Chapter 12: Viewing 21st Century Motherhood Through a Work-Famil


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