Direct and indirect links between organizational work-home culture and employee well-being

Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2011) Direct and indirect links between organizational work-home culture and employee well-being. British Journal of Management, 22 (2). pp. 218-237. ISSN 1045-3172 (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00723.x)

[img]
Preview
PDF - Final accepted version (with author's formatting)
Download (489kB) | Preview

Abstract

The extent to which an organization’s culture exhibits support for its employees’ efforts to balance work and personal responsibilities has been shown to influence a number of work- and home-related outcomes. This study tests a model with a mix of mediated and moderated relationships to investigate direct and indirect routes by which work-home culture may affect employee well-being. Sex differences in these relationships are also explored. Data collected from public sector employees in the UK indicate that a supportive work-home culture is significantly associated with lower levels of psychosomatic strain among employees. For women, this relationship is mediated by reduced levels of work-home interference. Different types of support demonstrate different effects for men and for women: managerial support has a more beneficial impact on women’s well-being, and organizational time demands have a more detrimental impact on men’s well-being. Recommendations for managers to boost employee well-being include shifting the focus away from presenteeism and toward work outputs in order to reduce gender stereotypes and improve attitudes toward those using flexible work practices and family-friendly initiatives, incorporating work-home supportiveness into the managerial performance appraisal process, and compensating or otherwise recognizing employees taking on absent colleagues’ workloads.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article first published online: 26 Nov 2010
Keywords (uncontrolled): Strain; work-family culture; work-home interference; work-family conflict
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 19092
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Beauregard, T. A. (2011), Direct and Indirect Links Between Organizational Work–Home Culture and Employee Well-being. British Journal of Management, 22: 218–237. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00723.x, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00723.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 06:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19092

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year