Self-employment is presented as enabling people to better balance their work and family roles but research on its effectiveness is equivocal. We collected survey data from 280 self- and organizationally-employed certified public accountants and conducted a multivariate analysis comparing positive spillover and conflict between the two groups.The self-employed reported less work-to-family conflict with no differences with respect to family-to-work conflict or positive spillovers. However, there were different patterns between male and female subsamples: self-employed males experienced less conflict and more positive spillover than male employees, whereas self-employed females had less of one form of conflict but more of the other.
Prottas, D. (2012), "Self vs. Organizational employment: The neglected case of positive spillover", New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 43-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/NEJE-15-01-2012-B004Download as .RIS
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