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An extended measure of work-life balance culture : development and confirmation of the measure

Bradley, Lisa M., McDonald, Paula K., & Brown, Kerry A. (2010) An extended measure of work-life balance culture : development and confirmation of the measure. In Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Montréal Convention Center, Montreal.

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Abstract

This paper extends the work of Thompson, Beauvais and Lyness (1999) to develop a more comprehensive measure of work-life balance culture. Thompson et al. developed a survey based on three sub-dimensions which examine work-family culture. We have extended this to incorporate extra dimensions, and to broaden the measure to encompass life aspects beyond the family. Two studies were conducted in order to test and refine the measure. Over 700 participants in the first study completed the survey, and the Confirmatory Factor Analysis results show that the extended measure is robust. Further, a second study with a sample of 629 participants confirmed the general measure, with slight adaptations. The results are discussed in relation to the use of the measure for work-life balance research.

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ID Code: 38832
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings will be published in the 2010 online program [see Official URL above]
Keywords: Work-life Balance, Culture
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) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2010 08:39
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 00:01

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