To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Organizational Influences on Work–Home Boundary Permeability: A Multidimensional Perspective

Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management

ISBN: 978-1-78973-852-0, eISBN: 978-1-78973-851-3

ISSN: 0742-7301

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Abstract

A core concept of work–home interface research is boundary permeability – the frequency with which elements from one domain cross, or permeate, the boundary of another domain. Yet, there remains ambiguity as to what these elements are and how these permeations impact important outcomes such as role satisfaction and role performance. The authors introduce a multidimensional perspective of work–home boundary permeability, identifying five forms of boundary permeation: task, psychological, role referencing, object, and people. Furthermore, based on the notion that employee control over boundary permeability behavior is the key to achieving role satisfaction and role performance, the authors examine how organizations’ HR practices, leadership, and norms impact employee control over boundary permeability in the work and home domains. The authors conclude with an agenda for future research.

Keywords

Citation

Capitano, J., McAlpine, K.L. and Greenhaus, J.H. (2019), "Organizational Influences on Work–Home Boundary Permeability: A Multidimensional Perspective", Buckley, M.R., Wheeler, A.R., Baur, J.E. and Halbesleben, J.R.B. (Ed.) Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 37), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 133-172. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-730120190000037005

Publisher

:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2019 Emerald Publishing Limited