The Work and Family Interface

Tammy D. Allen

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology, Volume 2

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928286
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 The Work and Family Interface

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Work and family constitute a contemporary topic within the field of industrial and organizational psychology that traverses disciplinary boundaries and has important implications for both individuals and organizations. As family structures have become more heterogeneous, interest in the topic has virtually exploded over the past several decades. The aim of this chapter is to review what we know about work and family interactions. The chapter is organized so that research is reviewed from various perspectives: individual, family, organization, and global. The chapter concludes with an agenda for future research.

Keywords: work-family conflict; work-family balance; work-family interactions; dual-career couples; positive spillover

Article.  28266 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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