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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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    Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp08-20.

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    Length: 16 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2008
    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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