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The relation between work-family balance and quality of life

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posted on 2024-06-06, 11:12 authored by JH Greenhaus, KM Collins, JD Shaw
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 and family). For individuals who invested substantial time in their combined work and family roles, those who spent more time on family than work experienced a higher quality of life than balanced individuals who, in turn, experienced a higher quality of life than those who spent more time on work than family. We observed similar findings for involvement and satisfaction. We identified the contributions of the study to the work-family balance literature and discussed the implications of the findings for future research.

History

Journal

Journal of vocational behavior

Volume

63

Pagination

510-531

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0001-8791

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2002, Elsevier Science (USA)

Issue

3

Publisher

Elsevier