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Enabling managers to achieve work-family balance: a demands-control model of housework behavior and



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The interplay between work and family has received a great deal of attention in the last two decades. We know very little, however, about the organizational factors that enable managers achieve a good balance between their work and family lives. Following Karasek (1979) demands-control model, we hypothesized that managerial workload will interact with time flexibility and task autonomy to predict the division of household labor, which in turn will influence family satisfaction. A sample of 103 managers reported their workload and their spouses reported the division of housework activities and their level of satisfaction with family life.

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  • Margarita Mayo & Juan Carlos Pastor, 2008. "Enabling managers to achieve work-family balance: a demands-control model of housework behavior and," Working Papers Economia wp08-20, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp08-20

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    1. Joni Hersch & Leslie S. Stratton, 2002. "Housework and Wages," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 37(1), pages 217-229.
    2. Sze-Sze Wong & Gerardine DeSanctis & Nancy Staudenmayer, 2007. "The Relationship Between Task Interdependency and Role Stress: A Revisit of the Job Demands-Control Model," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(2), pages 284-303, March.
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