Sources of Work-Family Conflict: A Sino-U.S. Comparison of the Effects of Work and Family Demands

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper Series

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 113-123, 2000

12 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2007

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Nini Yang

San Francisco State University - International Business

Chao C. Chen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Management & Global Business

Jaepil Choi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Abstract

Given differences in values about work and family time, we hypothesize that Americans will experience greater family demand, which will have greater impact on work-family conflict, whereas the Chinese will experience greater work demand, which will have the greater impact on work-family conflict. The results of a survey of working men and women in the two countries generally supported the hypothesis; however, work demand did not differ significantly between the two countries and did not have a greater effect than family demand on work-family conflict in China.

Suggested Citation

Yang, Nini and Chen, Chao C. and Choi, Jaepil, Sources of Work-Family Conflict: A Sino-U.S. Comparison of the Effects of Work and Family Demands. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper Series, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 113-123, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1005785

Nini Yang (Contact Author)

San Francisco State University - International Business ( email )

United States

Chao C. Chen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Management & Global Business ( email )

Newark, NJ
United States
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Jaepil Choi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ( email )

Organizational Behavior
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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