Work Schedule and Work Schedule Control Fit: Work-Family Conflict, Work-Family Synergy, Gender, and Satisfaction

34 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2018

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Nicholas Beutell

Iona College -LaPenta School of Business

Marianne O'Hare

Seton Hall University

Date Written: January 19, 2018

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of actual work schedules (e.g., shift, rotating, flexible) and work schedule control fit on work-family conflict and synergy using data (N=2822) from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce. Gender and work schedules interacted to predict work interfering with family (WIF) and work-family synergy but not family interfering with work (FIW). Employee work schedule control-fit was related to both types of work-family conflict (WIF and FIW) and work-family synergy (controlling for employee gender and presence of a child six years of age or younger). Supervisor support was related to employee of work schedule control-fit. Work schedules moderated the relationship between conflict (synergy) and satisfaction outcomes. Implications and directions for future research were discussed.

Keywords: Work Schedules, Work Schedule Control Fit, Work-Family Conflict, Work-Family Synergy, Gender, Supervisor Support, Satisfaction

JEL Classification: M1, M10, M12

Suggested Citation

Beutell, Nicholas and O'Hare, Marianne, Work Schedule and Work Schedule Control Fit: Work-Family Conflict, Work-Family Synergy, Gender, and Satisfaction (January 19, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3105671 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3105671

Nicholas Beutell (Contact Author)

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Marianne O'Hare

Seton Hall University ( email )

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South Orange, NJ 07079
United States

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