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The Work-Family Interface in Global Context

1st Edition

Edited by Karen Korabik, Zeynep Aycan, Roya Ayman


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Based on a sweeping, ten country study, The Work-Family Interface in Global Context comprises the most comprehensive and rigorous cross-cultural study of the work-family interface to date. Just as work-family conflict is associated with negative consequences for workers, organizations, and societies, so too can the work and family domains interact positively to enhance or enrich one another. Drawing on qualitative, quantitative, and policy-based data, chapters in this collection explore the influence of culture on the work-family interface in order to help researchers and managers understand the applicability of work-family models in a variety of contexts and further conceptualize work-family interactions through the development of a more universal knowledge.

Members of the Project 3535 Team:

Karen Korabik, University of Guelph, Canada.

Zeynep Aycan, Koç University, Turkey.

Roya Ayman, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

Artiawati, University of Surabaya, Indonesia.

Anne Bardoel, Monash University, Australia.

Anat Drach-Zahavy, University of Haifa, Israel.

Leslie B. Hammer, Portland State University, USA.

Ting-Pang Huang, Soochow University, Taiwan.

Donna S. Lero, University of Guelph, Canada.

Tripti Pande-Desai, New Delhi Institute of Management, India.

Steven Poelmans, EADA Business School, Spain.

Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Governors State University, USA.

Anit Somech, University of Haifa, Israel.

Li Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.


'Based on data collected from nearly 3,000 employed partnered parents across 10 diverse countries, Project 3535 represents a significant contribution to the study of cross-national work-family issues. By detailing the process used to conduct this ambitious project and sharing the lessons learned, the researchers have provided the international research community with an invaluable resource for conducting cross-national research. This volume is a must have for any researcher interested in cross-cultural research collaborations.' —Tammy D. Allen, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, USA

'The Work-Family Interface in Global Context represents a culmination of years of exemplary cross-cultural collaborative research on the cultural and social/organizational policy underpinnings of the operation of the work-family interface. The book is unique in its comprehensiveness of coverage, methodological rigor and approaches, and the integrated theoretical framework which underpins the chapters. It is a delightfully rich source of intellectual wealth to students of cross-cultural/international management and of actionable knowledge to organizations and policy makers concerned to enhance the well-being of their employees and citizens.'Samuel Aryee, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK

'This is an outstanding exemplar of work-family research across cultures. The studies presented in this book are conceptually sound and methodologically rigorous, and they provide a solid foundation for future scholars interested in understanding work-family issues around the world.' —Margaret A. Shaffer, Michael F. Price Chair of International Business, University of Oklahoma

Table of Contents

Part I. Examining the Impact of Culture on the Work-Family Interface

1. Introducing Project 3535: Lessons Learned from a Multicultural Collaborative Research Project on the Work-Family Interface Zeynep Aycan

2. Methodology, Measurement, and Country Classification Karen Korabik

3. The Impact of National Context and Organizational Policies: A Cross-Cultural Analysis Donna S. Lero and Anne Bardoel

Part II: The Work-Family Interface in Different Countries in the World

4. The Work-Family Interface in the United States Roya Ayman, Leslie Hammer, and Nahren Ishaya

5. The Work-Family Interface in Canada Donna S. Lero and Karen Korabik

6. The Work-Family Interface in Australia Anne Bardoel

7. The Work-Family Interface in Israel Anat Drach-Zahavy and Anit Somech

8. The Work-Family Interface in Turkey Ayşe Burçin Erarslan-Baskurt and Zeynep Aycan

9. The Work-Family Interface in India Tripti Pande-Desai and Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

10. The Work-Family Interface in Indonesia Artiawati

11. The Work-Family Interface in the People’s Republic of China Zhang Li and Karen Korabik

12. The Work-Family Interface in Taiwan Ting-Pang Huang

Part III: Work-Family Issues in Global Context

13. An Integrative Model of Work-Family Conflict: Pancultural Effects and Cross-Cultural Differences Zeynep Aycan and Karen Korabik

14. Positive Spillover of the Work and Life Domains Barbara Beham, Anne Bardoel, and Steven Poelmans

15. Understanding the Role of Personal Coping Strategy in Decreasing Work and Family Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Perspective Anit Somech and Anat Drach-Zahavy

16. Social Support and the Work-Family Interface from a Cross-Cultural Perspective Roya Ayman

17. The Role of Work-Family Guilt in the Work-Family Interface: A Cross-Cultural Analysis Karen Korabik

18. Work-Family Conflict and Positive Spillover: Examining the Interaction of Gender, Gender-Role Ideology, and National Gender Equity Culture Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

19. Exploring the Interaction of Culture and Contextual Factors on the Work-Family Interface Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

20. Conclusion: Contributions of Project 3535 to Theory, Research, and Practice Karen Korabik

About the Editors

Karen Korabik is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada where she is affiliated with the Centre for Families, Work, and Well-Being. Her research centers on leadership, gender dynamics in organizations, and work-family integration.

Zeynep Aycan is Professor of Psychology and Management at Koç University, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada and conducted post-doctoral studies at McGill University. Her research focuses on the impact of culture on leadership, human resource management, and work-life balance. She is a Fellow of SIOP and APS.

Roya Ayman is Professor of Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program Director at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Her research focuses on leadership effectiveness in diverse and global workplace, and social support in the work-family interface. She is a Fellow of the Leadership Trust, UK.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology