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Achieving work-family balance among Spanish managers and their spouses:a demands-control perspective

Mayo, Margarita and Carlos Pastor, Juan and Cooper, Cary and Isabel Sanz-Vergel, Ana (2011) Achieving work-family balance among Spanish managers and their spouses:a demands-control perspective. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (2). pp. 331-350. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

Using a demands-control perspective and data from 103 manager-spouse couples, this paper examines how job control neutralizes the negative effects of managers' job demands on their contributions to housework as rated by their spouses. We hypothesized that managers' contribution to housework chores would be positively associated with spousal rating of family satisfaction. Our empirical evidence showed that managers with frequent business trips were less cooperative in housework and that this association was moderated by the extent of job control. In turn, managers' cooperation in housework was positively related to spouses' family satisfaction. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for attracting and retaining managerial talent.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: family satisfaction ; household labor ; job control ; managers' job demands ; work-family balance ; JOB DEMANDS ; ORGANIZATIONAL-BEHAVIOR ; LIFE SATISFACTION ; HOME INTERFERENCE ; CONTROL MODEL ; LINKING WORK ; TO-FAMILY ; CONFLICT ; STRESS ; RESOURCES
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Lancaster Leadership Centre
Lancaster University Management School
ID Code: 51574
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2011 14:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51574

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