Handbook of Work-Family Integration

Handbook of Work-Family Integration

Research, Theory, and Best Practices

1st Edition - February 12, 2008

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  • Editors: Karen Korabik, Donna Lero, Denise Whitehead
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080560014
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123725745

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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-Family Lens
    Sarah Damaske & Kathleen Gerson

    Chapter 13: Work-Life Issues for Fathers
    Kerry Daly, Lynda Ashbourne & Linda Hawkins

    Chapter 14: Coping with Work-Family Conflict: Integrating Individual and Organization Perspectives
    Anat Drach-Zahavy and Anit Somech

    Chapter 15: Social Support and Work-Family Conflict
    Roya Ayman & Amy Antani

    Chapter 16: How do Labour Policies and Social Policies Frame Work-life Integration?
    Donna S. Lero

    Chapter 17: Work and Family Policy Implementation: An Employment and Organizational Behavior Perspective
    Ellen Kossek & Linn Van Dyne

    Chapter 18: Work-family Culture:
    Current Research and Future Directions
    Jeanine Andreassi & Cynthia A. Thompson

    Chapter 19: Cross-Cultural Approaches to Work-Family Conflict
    Zeynep Aycan

    Chapter 20: Future Directions in Work-Family
    Suzan Lewis & Donna S. Lero

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: February 12, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080560014
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123725745

About the Editors

Karen Korabik

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Donna Lero

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Families, Work, and Well-Being, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Denise Whitehead

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Family Relations, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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