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The work‐family dyad: multi‐level perspectives

Noreen Heraty (University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)
Michael J. Morley (University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)
Jeanette N. Cleveland (The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 27 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a selection of papers within the issue that discuss the work‐family interface.

Design/methodology/approach

The themes of the papers in the issue are outlined

Findings

The papers address the following: conflict, facilitation and individual coping styles across the work and family domains; generational differences in work‐family conflict and work‐family synergy for Generation X, baby boomers and matures; the development and transmission of work‐related attitudes; a cross cultural comparison of female managers attitudes, experiences and career choices; the impact of individual and organisational characteristics on work‐family conflict and career outcomes, and the variation of work life integration experiences of mid‐career professional women.

Originality/value

The paper introduces the special issue which provides a varied mix of theoretical approaches and multi‐level perspectives to scope out and explain the links between work and family life.

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Citation

Heraty, N., Morley, M.J. and Cleveland, J.N. (2008), "The work‐family dyad: multi‐level perspectives", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 477-483. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683940810884496

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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