Work Schedule and Work Schedule Control Fit: Work-Family Conflict, Work-Family Synergy, Gender, and Satisfaction
34 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 19, 2018
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
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