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A grounded theory study on family-to-work enrichment: Exploring links with family resources, community resources, work-role salience and psychological capital

Pavitra Mishra (Department of Organizational Behavior, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India.)

South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

ISSN: 2045-4457

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate systematic application of grounded theory to understand antecedents, moderators and consequences of family-to-work enrichment in India. The paper throws light on the key tenets of grounded theory research and explains its use as a rigorous method for management research.

Design/methodology/approach

“Paradigm model” of grounded theory was used for data analysis. Data were collected through in-depth interviews of 24, middle managers in India. Interviewees were from various industries like IT, software, insurance, banking, telecom, media, consulting and fast moving consumer goods.

Findings

This study identifies family resources as an antecedent of family-to-work enrichment. Community resources and work-role salience facilitate positive relation between family resources and family-to-work enrichment. Further, psychological capital has been identified as a consequence. Strategies adopted by the professionals to enhance their family-to-work enrichment have also been explored.

Research limitations/implications

This study provides a holistic understanding of family-to-work enrichment, an under researched phenomenon by exploring relation between work, family and community resources.

Practical implications

The integration of three domains, i.e. work, family and community provide insights to managers and policy makers about the importance of family and community in the organizations.

Originality/value

This study fulfills the need to explore positive side of work-family interface especially, in emerging economies like India. Moreover, it is the first attempt to study the work-family-community interface from a grounded theory approach in the Indian context and probably one of the first few in the literature.

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Citation

Mishra, P. (2015), "A grounded theory study on family-to-work enrichment: Exploring links with family resources, community resources, work-role salience and psychological capital", South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 45-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJGBR-07-2014-0052

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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