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Sampling Choices in Work-life Balance Research 1987 to 2006: A Critical Review

McDonald, Paula K., Burton, Pauline M., & Chang, Artemis (2007) Sampling Choices in Work-life Balance Research 1987 to 2006: A Critical Review. In Chapman, Ross (Ed.) Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital: 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference, 4 - 7 December, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

This study reviewed sampling choices in 245 empirical work-life balance papers published in a range of discipline-based peer-reviewed journals between 1987 and 2006. Results showed that sampling choice in much previous literature is somewhat constrained, with a disproportionate emphasis on married, co-habiting and heterosexual parents, professional / managerial and higher skilled workers and derived from educational institutions and the public sector. Researchers should also be more transparent in providing rationales for their choices of organizations or group lists used to target respondents. Work-life balance research could also be expanded in non-industrialized countries with a greater emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of phenomena.

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ID Code: 11220
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference website (see hypertext link) or contact the authors.
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Keywords: Sampling, Work, life Balance, Review, Methodology
ISBN: 1863081402
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:32

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