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The Relationship of Work Unit Pressure to Satisfaction with Work–Family Balance: A New Twist on Negative Spillover?

Work and Family in the New Economy

ISBN: 978-1-78441-630-0, eISBN: 978-1-78441-629-4

ISSN: 0277-2833

Publication date: 17 February 2015

Abstract

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We include an objective indicator of unit-level job pressures on individual employees, thus identifying specific ways that work stress affects S-WFB.

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Acknowledgements

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We are grateful to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for supporting this work through a grant to the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College (#2011-6-23): Assessing the Business Impact of Time & Place Management Policies – What’s Age Got to Do with It? We are grateful to the leaders of “ModernMedical” for their willingness to support research within their organization, and to the many hourly and exempt workers who graciously shared their time and experiences with us. We offer special thanks to the senior vice-president of human resources at ModernMedical, who, along with her colleagues on the Oversight Committee, has worked with us over the past year to make our efforts mutually beneficial to the organization and to our research agenda.

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James, J.B., Pitt-Catsouphes, M., McNamara, T.K., Snow, D.L. and Johnson, P.L. (2015), "The Relationship of Work Unit Pressure to Satisfaction with Work–Family Balance: A New Twist on Negative Spillover?", Work and Family in the New Economy (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 26), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 219-247. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0277-283320150000026015

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