Jeffrey Greenhaus

Jeffrey Greenhaus
Drexel University | DU · Department of Management

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This study offers a new perspective on how organisational factors influence migrant workers' cultural intelligence (CQ) by examining a moderated mediation model of the mechanism underlying the relationship between perceived supervisor support and CQ. We tested our model using a survey on a sample of 462 migrants. We found that employees' social exc...
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We conducted a meta-analysis examining antecedents of work-family balance, including personal characteristics, work demands, and work resources, as well as bidirectional conflict and enrichment. Bivariate results across 130 independent samples (N = 223,055) revealed that personal characteristics linked to more negative affect (i.e., neuroticism) an...
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Whether integrating work into home benefits or harms an employee's family role is a critical issue that has met with mixed findings in the extant literature. Work-home integration can be manifested in different ways. Unfortunately, prior research has tended to use global assessments of integration that may mask relationships between different types...
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A core concept of work–home interface research is boundary permeability – the frequency with which elements from one domain cross, or permeate, the boundary of another domain. Yet, there remains ambiguity as to what these elements are and how these permeations impact important outcomes such as role satisfaction and role performance. The authors int...
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Boundary permeability is the degree to which a boundary allows elements from another role domain, such as work, to enter the focal role domain, such as the home. The more extensively work-related elements enter the home domain, the more permeable the home role boundary. Based on a person-situation interactionist perspective, this research builds on...
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Research on the work-life interface has exploded over the past five decades due to trends in the nature of gender roles, families, work, and careers. However, work-life theory has not kept up with the explosion in research. The purpose of the Special Topic Forum is to offer a corrective by developing new theory to make sense of the research to date...
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We examined how demands and resources in a role relate to the quality of relationships in another role. In Study 1, 26 cohabiting dual-earner couples reported on five consecutive days about their work demands and work resources, emotional support they provided to the spouse, and relationship quality among family members. Dyadic data analysis reveal...
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This study meta-analytically examined theoretically derived antecedents of both directions of work-family enrichment (sometimes labeled facilitation or positive spillover), namely work-to-family enrichment (WFE) and family-to-work enrichment (FWE). Contextual and personal characteristics specific to each domain were examined. Resource-providing (e....
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We review research on work-nonwork balance to examine the presence of the jingle fallacy-attributing different meanings to a single construct label-and the jangle fallacy-using different labels for a single construct. In 290 papers, we found 233 conceptual definitions that clustered into 5 distinct, interpretable types, suggesting evidence of the j...
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We examined two boundary management phenomena—the preferred enactment of a highly salient role across different domains through increased boundary permeability, which we call the enactment effect, and the preferred protection of a highly salient role from extra-role intrusions through decreased boundary permeability, which we call the protection ef...
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This study examined the role of perceived organizational commitment on managers’ assessments of employees’ career growth opportunities. Based on a paired sample of 161 legal secretaries and their managers, results indicated that managers used the attitudes and behaviors displayed by employees (strong extra-role performance and enhanced work engagem...
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Management and organization research has traditionally focused on employees' work role and the interface between their work and family roles. We suggest that persons assume a third role in modern society that is relevant to work and organizations, namely the Information and Communication Technology User (ICTU) role. Based on role theory and boundar...
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Making Work and Family Work investigates the difficult choices that contemporary employees must face when juggling work and family with a view to identifying the smart choices that all parties involved-society, employers, employees and families-should make to promote greater work-life balance. Leading scholars Jeffrey Greenhaus and Gary Powell begi...
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Despite the commonly held belief that a protean career orientation (PCO) enables employees to achieve more balance in their lives, little is known about the relationship between PCO and work–life balance. Using two waves of data collection separated by 2.5 years, this study examined the relationship between PCO and work–life balance among a sample...
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Organizations with dual career ladders provide technical employees with alternative opportunities for organizational advancement. Technical professionals may choose to advance through one of two ladders – the management ladder or the technical ladder. Ideally, both ladders provide similar career advancement opportunities and organizational rewards....
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This symposium takes a detailed look at the work-life interface, with an emphasis on the process of enrichment. Enrichment is a process in which resources generated in one domain are applied in another, resulting in increased performance and quality of life. Enrichment theory has become a popular lens through which to examine the work-life interfac...
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Several economic, organizational and societal trends in the new work environment have emphasized the need for contemporary employees to take charge and build sustainable careers in which they remain employable, healthy and happy over the long term. To do so, employees need to proactively shape their own career trajectory through a series of importa...
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Although employer and employee interest in workplace flexibility policies and informal practices (e.g. flextime, telework, part time, leaves) to support flexible working is growing, an accumulated body of research suggests mixed consequences and complexities in implementing these new ways of working (Kelliher & Anderson, 2009; Kossek & Michel, 2011...
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This article proposes a perspective on careers that recognizes the interdependencies between work and home over the life course and is particularly suitable to contemporary careers. We first discuss the meaning of a work–home (WH) perspective and elaborate on the economic, organizational, and workforce changes that have affected contemporary career...
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A long history of research has established that family-supportive supervision (FSS) reduces work-family conflict (WFC). However, the heterogeneity in the strength of these results across studies suggests that this relationship is contingent upon contextual factors. Utilizing two perspectives based on conservation of resources theory, we propose a m...
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Literature reviews of spirituality in the workplace expose the breadth of the phenomenon but also reveal the need to connect this literature with other research areas within management. In particular, the work–home (WH) interface is commonly viewed as having significant overlap with spirituality, yet the connections between spirituality and the WH...
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Offering a bold look at the future, this volume is a 'white book' for international work-family research and practice. It provides guidelines for future research, focusing on applied, international work-family research, with special attention to the cross-cultural dimension. With vision chapters written by thought leaders in the field, it is a sour...
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What is the linkage between individuals’ sex and the interface between their work and family roles? The answer to this question is by no means straight-forward as gender roles, work roles, and family roles evolve. To address the question, we examine the influence of family-domain factors on work-domain decisions and their linkages to sex and gender...
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The systematic empirical study of judgement and decision making began to emerge as a discipline in its own right only in the 1960s. This occurred together with a strong surge of interest in the larger, more general field of cognitive psychology, which also includes the study of memory, thinking, problem solving, mental imagery and language (Arkes &...
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Due to global trends such as the increased labor force participation of women, the growing presence of dual-earner couples and single parents in the labor force, and changing values regarding the importance of life balance, individuals' work decisions are being increasingly influenced by family considerations. However, the “family-relatedness” of w...
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We propose a cybernetic model of job search and voluntary turnover that is based on the need to remain employable in a volatile economy. The model depicts the process by which individuals engage in ongoing cycles of job search activities that can increase the likelihood of voluntary turnover, which, in turn, provides opportunities to develop additi...
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We propose a cybernetic model of job search and voluntary turnover that is based on the need to remain employable in a volatile economy. The model depicts the process by which individuals engage in ongoing cycles of job search activities that can increase the likelihood of voluntary turnover, which, in turn, provides opportunities to develop additi...
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We've come a long way since the book The Organization Man first introduced the -"ideal" two-person career: a full-time male breadwinner and a stay-at-home wife. What typified the '50s good life is in stark contrast to contemporary reality: in the USA 63% of all married women with children under six years old are in the workforce and 40% of all work...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of manufacturing leadership in enhancing manufacturing performance for different manufacturing configurations. Design/methodology/approach – Survey data collected from three levels of respondents in excess of 480, from 98 manufacturing units in the USA are used to test the study hypothesis...
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What is the linkage between individuals' sex and the interface between their work and family roles? The answer to this question is by no means straightforward as gender roles, work roles, and family roles evolve. To address the question, the authors examine the influence of family-domain factors on work-domain decisions and their linkages to sex an...
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This study of full-time managers and professionals examined whether variables selected from theories of the psychology of gender as well as identity, boundary, and role theories explained effects of sex on work-to-family conflict and "positive spillover." Women experienced higher positive spillover than men, primarily because they were higher in fe...
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An extensive commitment to nonwork roles was negatively associated with the job performance of 182 women legal secretaries. In addition to its direct negative effect on job performance, nonwork role commitment had both a negative indirect effect (through emotional energy expended on nonwork roles) and a positive indirect effect (through resources a...
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This study adopted a person-environment fit approach to examine whether greater congruence between employees’ preferences for segmenting their work domain from their family domain (i.e., keeping work matters at work) and what their employers’ work environment allowed would be associated with lower work-to-family conflict and higher work-to-family p...
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The problem and the solution. The aging and ultimate retirement of the baby boom generation represents a major demographic and sociological phenomenon that has far reaching implications for organizations, the government, and society as a whole. For organizations, the baby boom workforce is a paradox, simultaneously representing both a critical succ...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship of gender, work factors, and non‐work factors with aspirations to positions in senior management. A process model of senior management aspirations was developed and tested. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected via an online survey that resulted in a sample of 368 working p...
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The present study examined the career advancement prospects of MIS and non-MIS employees, as well as the relationships of career advancement prospects with job performance evaluations, job satisfaction, career satisfaction, and organizational commitment for MIS and non-MIS professionals and managers. Participants included 134 MIS professionals and...
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The intersection of work and family lives Substantial research on the work-family interface has emerged over the past 25 years. An increasing participation of dual-earner partners and single parents in the work force, a blurring of gender roles, and a shift in employee values toward greater life balance have encouraged researchers to examine the ma...
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between effort-reward expectancy (Porter and Lawler, 1968) and job behavior for white and black employees. It was found, first, that the blacks in this study tended to see a greater connection between hard work and rewards than did the whites. However, the ethnic groups did not di...
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Purpose – The relationship between work-family enrichment (WFE), representing positive interdependencies between individuals' work and family roles, and work-family conflict (WFC), representing negative interdependencies between the same roles, has been discussed but never fully clarified in the scholarly literature on the work-family interface. Th...
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We examined the relationship between maternal employment and college students’ expected work–family conflict as well as the relationship between expected conflict and the anticipated use of family-altering and career-altering strategies. Results indicated a positive relationship between the extensiveness of maternal employment and expected work–fam...
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The present study proposed a decision process that people follow in incidents of workfamily conflict and offered an initial test of factors that may influence their decisions. It distinguished between decisions regarding the mobilization of social support to avoid conflict, and decisions regarding participation in a work and/or family activity if t...
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This study examines the relationship between demographic similarity in the supervisor-subordinate dyad and family-supportive supervision. The authors found that supervisors provided more family support to subordinates who were similar in either gender or race than to those subordinates who were dissimilar. In addition, family-supportive supervision...
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In this chapter, we review the literature on the relationship of work–family conflict with health outcomes and well-being. We discuss the meaning of work–family conflict and then present a theoretical model that depicts the psychological process by which work–family conflict affects negative emotions, dissatisfaction with life and its component rol...
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We define work-family enrichment as the extent to which experiences in one role improve the quality of life in the other role. In this article we propose a theoretical model of work-family enrichment and offer a series of research propositions that reflect two paths to enrichment: an instrumental path and an affective path. We then examine the impl...
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This study examined relations between three career decision-making strategies (rational, intuitive, and dependent) and person–job fit among 361 professionals who had recently changed jobs. We found that the relation between each decision-making strategy and fit was contingent upon the concurrent use of other strategies. A rational strategy related...
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We examined the relation between work–family balance and quality of life among professionals employed in public accounting. Three components of work–family balance were assessed: time balance (equal time devoted to work and family), involvement balance (equal involvement in work and family), and satisfaction balance (equal satisfaction with work an...
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The chapter examines recent theory and research on careers. After discussing the changing landscape of work and careers, the author reviews research on career success, stages of career development, and career decision making, examining gender issues where appropriate. He concludes the chapter with suggestions for future research that are consistent...
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This study examined the factors that influence the decision to participate in a work activity or a competing family activity. Part-time MBA students were presented with a vignette in which they were required to choose between participating in a weekend project team meeting and a surprise birthday party for a parent. Pressures from role senders (man...
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Discusses significant gaps in research concerning work and family relationships. Variations in the conceptualization, measurement, and treatment of variables across work-family studies have contributed to discrepant results reported and incomplete knowledge of work-family connections. Five research gaps discussed include: (1) limited research on ro...
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This study examined the mechanisms by which negative affectivity (NA) influences two directions of work–family conflict: work interference with family (W> F conflict) and family interference with work (F> W conflict). We found that NA indirectly affected W> F conflict through its effect on job stress and indirectly affected F> W conflict through it...
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This chapter seeks to expand out knowledge of the factors related to dual-earner partners' allocation of time to work and family. The authors discuss a number of theoretical perspectives which are relevant to understanding the factors that influence the time allocated to work and family roles. This chapter also examines the effect of work and famil...
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This study extended prior analyses by J. H. Greenhaus, K. M. Collins, R. Singh, and S. Parasuraman (1997) by examining relationships between 2 directions of work-family conflict (work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict) and withdrawal from public accounting. The sample consisted of 199 members of the American Institute of Certified Publ...
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This study examined the decision to participate in either a work activity or a family activity as well as the level of conflict experienced in making the decision. Part-time MBA students, nearly all of whom were employed full-time, responded to a randomly-selected vignette in which they were required to make such a decision. External pressure from...
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This article was developed from the premise that prior work experience provides students with a competitive advantage in the job market since this experience is looked upon favorably by recruiters of college graduates for entry level positions. The article focuses on the characteristics of prior work experience and their relationship with effective...
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The aim of this chapter is to identify the pattern of linkages observed between individuals' work and family lives. In doing so, we do not attempt an exhaustive review of the literature, but rather focus primarily on recent research and theory. It should be noted that the majority of the studies we examined were conducted on American samples. We...