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Work Family Enrichment

Author : Charles P. Chen
ISBN : 9789460913822
Genre : Education
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This book aims to promote individuals’ personal and vocational wellbeing through an increased awareness on the invaluable nature of the positive role interaction between work and family contexts. Built upon rich theoretical and empirical evidence in the existing literature, the book presents a research study focusing on the construct of work-family enrichment, one of several constructs representing the positive interdependencies of work and family roles. It illustrates vividly how the psychological process of enrichment takes place, demonstrating movements and correlations between various variables and dynamics in the process. Through a critical eye, findings of the current research contribute to greater understanding of the positive linkages between work and family role participation. The book concludes with a synopsis of the newly expanded, innovative, and comprehensive framework of worklife and family life enrichment, highlighting the implications for theory, research, and practice. Researchers, scholars, and practitioners in various walks of social sciences can benefit form this book, especially those who work in areas of vocational and career psychology, organizational and industrial psychology, health psychology, counselling psychology, human resource management and development, and other related fields. Nevertheless, readers do not have to be experts in these human services realms only. Lay workers across professions can enjoy the insights and intelligence from this book for their own work-family wellbeing.
Category: Education

Work Support And Family Support As Predictors Of Work To Family Enrichment And Family To Work Enrichment

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ISBN : OCLC:1053705970
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Of late, the relationship between work–family enrichment and support has started gaining some attention within the organizational behaviour literature. However, support emerging from the family front has often been neglected in previous studies. The purpose of our research is to empirically estimate the role of both work support (WS) and family support (FS) as predictors of work-to-family enrichment (WFE) and family-to-work enrichment (FWE) among sales employees in Indian organizations. Data were collected through structured questionnaires from 330 employees belonging to firms from some of the major sectors of Indian industry, namely manufacturing, IT, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and financial services. The study first validated the support scale in the Indian context using exploratory factor analyses (EFA) and confirmatory factor analyses (CFA). Further, structural equation modelling (SEM) using AMOS (version 20) was used to test the model. Results supported the 20-item work support and family support scale measuring work and family support in the Indian set-up. Further, results of SEM suggested that work as well as family support significantly predicts work-to-family enrichment as well as family-to-work enrichment. The study signals the importance of ensuring a supportive organizational environment for an effective workforce. This not only can help in enriching one’s work life, but also can impact one’s family life as well. The same phenomenon also applies to family front; a supportive family results in an improved enrichment in work domain. This study contributes to work–family literature by addressing role of support—both work and family—as predictors of WFE and FEW, which has rarely been studied in the Indian context.

Making Work And Family Work

Author : Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
ISBN : 9781317702733
Genre : Business & Economics
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Making Work and Family Work investigates the difficult choices that contemporary employees must face when juggling work and family with a view to identifying the smart choices that all parties involved—society, employers, employees and families—should make to promote greater work–life balance. Leading scholars Jeffrey Greenhaus and Gary Powell begin by identifying the factors that work against an employee’s ability to be effective and satisfied in their work and family roles. From there, they examine a variety of factors that impact the decision-making process that employees and their families can use to enhance employees’ feelings of work-family balance and families’ well-being. Covering a comprehensive set of topics and perspectives, this fascinating book will appeal to upper-level students of human resource management, organizational behavior, industrial/organizational psychology, sociology, and economics, as well as to thoughtful and engaged professionals.
Category: Business & Economics

Exploring Resources Life Balance And Well Being Of Women Who Work In A Global Context

Author : Roxane L Gervais
ISBN : 9783319317366
Genre : Social Science
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This volume presents research on women’s experiences, attitudes and perceptions, considering their work roles and in the context of their lives outside work. It explores the various choices women may opt to take, and the resources they may use, and presents options they may wish to consider over the course of their working lives. The research presented here is varied and the methods used include cross-sectional and longitudinal research, reviews of literature, as well as experiences and practical suggestions from clinical, organisational, health and occupational health psychologists, in addition to occupational safety and health practitioners. It looks at women who are part-time employees, those in vulnerable positions in the informal economy to women in mainstream, full-time employment. The chapters present theoretical underpinnings of how, what, when and where women approach work options, approach life and approach living. The overarching factor that links these chapters is the focus on women as a vital resource in the world economy, with an exploration of the options that are available to them and how these could be maximised to retain a productive and healthy female workforce.
Category: Social Science

The Work Family Balance In Light Of Globalization And Technology

Author : Mireia Las Heras
ISBN : 9781527502826
Genre : Political Science
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Technology is changing the way we integrate work and family life today. In an age in which information technology has brought the promise of autonomy and control by allowing asynchronous communications; in which work systems have enabled people to work from various times and in various locations; and in which work and non-work boundaries have as a result been blurred, the work and family interface needs to be reconsidered. This collection is the result of a careful selection of articles presented at the Sixth International Conference for Work and Family organized by the International Center for Work and Family at IESE Business School, Spain. It has a clear focus on technology, managers, globalization, and gender, and contributions analyse the state of affairs in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America. The chapters here offer innovative approaches to how technology, globalization, managers and gender issues are affecting the dynamics of work and family balance around the world. As such, the book will help practitioners and academics to make better decisions, to stay up to date on current developments, and to think critically about these fascinating and complex topics.
Category: Political Science

Perspectives In Social Research Methods And Analysis

Author : Howard Lune
ISBN : 9781412967396
Genre : Social Science
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This book shows students the steps involved in the research process, the various strategies for conducting a valid social inquiry, and most importantly, the persuasiveness and elegance of reliable social research. It highlights the link between academic research and the real world. Included are carefully chosen examples of each of the major methodological techniques-survey, interviews, fieldwork observations, experiments, content analysis, secondary analysis and program evaluation. Also included are selections on sampling strategies, research ethics and both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Category: Social Science

Expanding The Boundaries Of Work Family Research

Author : Steven Poelmans
ISBN : 9781137005991
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Offering a bold look at the future, this volume is a 'white book' for international work-family research and practice. It provides guidelines for future research, focusing on applied, international work-family research, with special attention to the cross-cultural dimension. With vision chapters written by thought leaders in the field, it is a source of inspiration for human resource, diversity and talent managers who want to know about the latest trends in work-life research including flexible work-life policies, culture development, work-family decision-making and coping, talent management, and supporting expatriates' families. A total of 30 authors from 15 countries contributed to this reference work, giving it a much needed international outlook"--Unedited summary from book cover.
Category: Business & Economics

The Handbook Of Mentoring At Work

Author : Belle Rose Ragins
ISBN : 9781412916691
Genre : Business & Economics
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...a comprehensive overview of the current state of research, theory and practice drawn from the leading scholars and practitioners who have advanced our understanding of mentoring in the workplace... The Handbook of Mentoring at Work; Research, Theory, and Practice, provides a definitive guide that not only informs the field, but also extends it in three critical ways: Chronicles the current state of knowledge of mentoring and identifies important new areas of research: The Handbook begins with offering an extensive, cutting-edge and in-depth review of core topics in mentoring research, such as diversity in mentoring relationships, learning processes in mentoring relationships, formal mentoring, peer mentoring, socialization and mentoring, leadership and mentoring, dysfunctional mentoring, personality and mentoring, and electronic mentoring. Extends the theoretical horizon of mentoring: The theoretical section of the Handbook builds and extends mentoring theory by drawing on a diverse and rich literature of related theories, such as network theory, adult development theory, relational theory, communication theory, personal change theory, work-family theory and theories of emotional intelligence. Builds a bridge between the practice and study of mentoring: The Handbook includes chapters that address not only formal mentoring programs, but also mentoring practices that relate to leadership development programs, diversity programs and international perspectives. The Handbook is a "must-have" reference for understanding the key debates and issues facing mentoring scholars and practitioners, and provides a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring.
Category: Business & Economics

New Frontiers In Work And Family Research

Author : Joseph G. Grzywacz
ISBN : 9781848720961
Genre : Psychology
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The purpose of this volume is to showcase alternative theoretical and methodological approaches to work and family research, and present methodological alternatives to the widely known shortcomings of current research on work and the family. In the first part of the book contributors consider various theoretical perspectives including: Positive Organizational Psychology System Theory Multi-Level Theoretical Models Dyadic Study Designs The chapters in Part Two consider a number of methodological issues including: key issues pertaining to sampling, the role of diary studies, Case Cross-over designs, Biomarkers, and Cross-Domain and Within-Domain Relations. Contributors also elaborate the conceptual and logistical issues involved in incorporating novel measurement approaches. The book will be of essential reading for researchers and students in work and organizational psychology, and related disciplines.
Category: Psychology

Flourishing In Life Work And Careers

Author : Ronald J. Burke
ISBN : 9781783474103
Genre : Business & Economics
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Happiness in one aspect of our life can positively impact our satisfaction within other domains of our life. The opposite also rings true. Today's generation of working people have often been called the generation who want it all. But can we really
Category: Business & Economics

Managing Work Life Balance In Construction

Author : Helen Lingard
ISBN : 9781134200177
Genre : Architecture
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Work in the construction industry is particularly tough. It demands excessively long hours and frequent weekend work. Other characteristics are particularly marked, such as re-location, job insecurity and distinctive behavioural patterns, which negatively affect employees’ personal lives further. Work–life balance has emerged as one of the most pressing management issues in the 21st century. For construction managers dealing with traditional models of work and rigid work schedules, the issue may be especially difficult to manage, and yet the work–life balance is now recognised as an issue of strategic importance to the construction industry. It is critical to the construction industry’s continued ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, and it is also inextricably linked to organizational effectiveness and employees’ well-being. This book presents the argument for the management of work–life balance in the construction industry. It maps the changes to the workforce demographic profile and the changing expectations relating to work and personal life that occurred during the second half of the 20th century. Legal imperatives for managing work–life balance are set out. It also presents work–life balance theory and discusses the practical implications of research, along with extensive empirical data collected from the industry. Lastly, practical advice is provided about what construction organizations can and should do to manage work–life balance. This provides a unique guide to a key issue.
Category: Architecture

Work Life Balance Among Cruise Ship Crews

Author : Christoph Sch„del
ISBN : 9783842862395
Genre : Cruise ships
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The concepts of work-life balance are a popular and in nowadays one of the most extensively discussed areas in organizational management as a consequence of its association with individual benefits, e.g. prevent burn-out, and organizational costs. The core aim of this study is to examine the impact of the unique working and living environment of cruise ships towards the physical and emotional exhaustion of their crews. In order to explain these, the study investigates traditional theories of Maslow and Herzberg, considers real life experiences of current and former crew members and takes a look on the most common statements of work-life balance. Although a lot of research work has been done in this field there seems to be a need to extend those to seafarers. In this paper a quantitative research approach has been used to expose knowledge about which factors influence, and to what extent they influence seafarers' well-being in terms of the balance between work and life. 171 current and former crew members participated at an online questionnaire and four additional interviews have been conducted. Significant results were found throughout the study and its results indicated that even though some recreation facilities regulated by ILO, and provided by the cruise companies do already exist, there is a high need to continue developing practices to positively influence the relief of stress in order to ensure a balanced relationship between work and life at sea.
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Marriage And Family Enrichment Bible Study

Author : Sunday T. Eke-Okoro
ISBN : 9780976995791
Genre : Religion
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Marriage is not a bed of roses but a ministry field in which you will need to make commitments, sacrifices and invest your talent to make it work. People come to church wearing masks on their faces. After worship the masks are removed at home and they begin to face the realities of life as they are encumbered with the problems of broken marriages and families. Bible studies presented in this book will encourage parishioners to open up and put every thing on the table for healing. The studies give guidance on, how to find a suitable life partner, and what to do to make your marriage work.
Category: Religion

Handbook Of Work Life Integration Among Professionals

Author : Debra A. Major
ISBN : 9781781009291
Genre : Business & Economics
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This innovative study confronts the similarities and differences in womenês and menês work_life experiences. Individual and organizational solutions to work_family conflict and strategies for work_life enrichment are explored. It will strongly appeal t
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Career Studies

Author : Hugh P. Gunz
ISBN : 9781452261614
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Handbook of Career Studies brings together, for the first time in a single work, a comprehensive scholarly treatment of the major topics within the growing field of career studies. Drawing on the expertise of leading international scholars in each area of career studies, editors Hugh Gunz and Maury Peiperl have assembled a consummate set of writings, defining the field with a breadth of coverage and integration of topics not found elsewhere. From a view of the history of the field and a map of its elements to a set of essays about the future of careers and work, this volume provides the most complete reference available on the role of work careers in individual lives, institutions, and industries. Key Features • Offers a comprehensive history and structure of the field: Building on previous work done in the discipline, the editors and contributors take a fresh look at the origins and current structure of career studies. • Presents the most complete review of research available: An unparalleled set of prominent global contributors describes the state of work in their areas of expertise as well as offering a glimpse at future trends. • Extends subject area knowledge to other disciplines: By linking career studies to a wider set of disciplines through critical essays, this volume thoroughly explores future directions for career research, policy, and practice. • Includes an endorsement and critical comments on the state of the field: Edgar H. Schein, widely acknowledged as a seminal contributor to the modern field of career studies, provides a Foreword and a critical Afterword. Intended Audience This Handbook is an invaluable reference work for students, academics, and researchers in the areas of Careers, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, and Organization Studies as well as for human resource practitioners interested in the state of knowledge of the field.
Category: Business & Economics

Managing Human Resources

Author : Stephen Bach
ISBN : 9781118509982
Genre : Business & Economics
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This revised edition is a comprehensive, authoritative set of essays. It is more detailed and analytical than the mainstream treatments of HRM. As in previous editions, Managing Human Resources analyses HRM, the study of work and employment, using an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. The starting point is a recognition that HRM practice and firm performance are influenced by a variety of institutional arrangements that extend beyond the firm. The consequences of HRM need to incorporate analysis of employees and other stakeholders as well as the implications for organizational performance.
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Managing Diversity In Today S Workplace Strategies For Employees And Employers 4 Volumes

Author : Michele A. Paludi
ISBN : 9780313393181
Genre : Business & Economics
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This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.
Category: Business & Economics