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By D. Russell Crane, Jeffrey E. Hill

This instruction manual is designed to light up concerns fascinated with the intersection of kin lifestyles and paid employment from a vast variety of disciplines. those contributions by way of top nationwide and overseas work-family students characterize state of the art summaries of analysis. subject matters contain rising work-family themes akin to work-family facilitation and households and paintings in an international context. distinct value is given to differentiating the effect of place of work flexibility in making the connection of labor to relatives extra confident. different articles research the position of gender and new release in realizing the family-work interface. This quantity examines an often-overlooked subject in work-family literature: fathers and the impact in their paintings atmosphere at the task to relatives relationships at domestic. New views on the topic of maternal employment also are offered. no matter if you're a researcher, instructor, company expert, or scholar, Handbook of households and paintings: Interdisciplinary Perspectives is vital if you'd like the newest in work-family study.

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E. R. (2004). Specific relationships between job demands, job resources and psycholog- Job Demands, Spousal Support, and Work-Family Balance 29 ical outcomes and the mediating role of negative work-home interference. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65, 411–429. Kahn, R. , Wolfe, D. , Quinn, R. , Snoek, J. , & Rosenthal, R. A. (1964). Organizational stress: Studies in role conflict and ambiguity. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Karasek, R. , & Theorell, T. (1990). Healthy work: Stress, productivity, and the reconstruction of working life.

The United States is experiencing radical transformations in the nature of the workforce and the nature of the retired force, as well as in families, commu- Working Families Under Stress 45 nities, and virtually all aspects of the contemporary life course. On this moving platform of change, contemporary working families are hard pressed to find effective strategies that enable them to adapt to the changing realities of paid work. We identify five potentially toxic forces and conditions. Job and Economic Insecurity Contributing to the toxicity of working families is a global, highly competitive, information economy that has made career ladders and prospects now less predictable, secure, or stable.

We also found that a family resource, spousal support, was related to increased levels of daily balance. Moreover, we found that work-to-family conflict and family-to-work enrichment partially mediated the effect of demands and resources, respectively, on work-family balance. 24 Chapter Two Job Demands, Spousal Support, and Work-Family Balance 25 Our results provide partial support for more elaborate models of work-family balance proposed by Greenhaus and Allen and Voydanoff (2005a). In both of those models, job demands are predicted to be negatively related to balance, and that assumption is supported by our results.

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