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The term refers to variety in work-family careers open to those who become parents. (Brannen). "Diversity management programmes, while considering the needs of working parents, tend to overlook the...
The wage floor is the monetary amount that wages are not allowed to fall below (Thompson & Chapman, 2006).
"The price of labour. In theory, wages ought to change so that the supply and demand in the labour market are always in equilibrium. In practice, wages are often sticky, especially in a downward...
The process by which certain acts turn into habits in everyday living. (Nilsen).
“This category is used for work during Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (0600 - 1800), when there is no work on other days” (Hurrell, 2003, no page).
"Active labour market policies, in which government handouts to the unemployed come with strings attached, designed to get the recipient off welfare and back to work as quickly as possible" (The...
“Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.” (Corbin & Pangrazi) I...
“Approaches…taken by companies to address the recruitment, development and advancement of all managerial women, including women of color.”
“Work addicts also report long working hours, few sleeping hours and a small number of hours dedicated to non-work activities. Their hierarchical position within the organisation is relatively low,...
"Work is any activity which contributes to the production of goods or services within the production boundary." (United Nations)
"Telecommuting by working from home on a regular or as-needed basis" (FlexPaths, n.d.).
"The process by which individuals reduce their involvement in one role to accommodate the demands of the other role." (Greenhaus & Singh) "This process is characterized by workers limiting...
“‘Work- family backlash’ is the popular term describing childless employees’ claim that they are penalized in the workplace in the following ways. They are expected to work additional hours and to...
"The extent to which individuals are equally involved in-and equally satisfied with-their work role and their family role." (Greenhaus & Singh, Collins & Shaw). "… low levels of...
"The experience of confusion or difficulty in distinguishing one's work from one's family roles in a given setting which these roles are seen as highly integrated, such as doing paid work at home."...
Work-family border theory "is devoted only to work and family domains. The outcome of interest in this theory is work-family balance, which refers to 'satisfaction and good functioning at work and at...
See defintion of Work-Family Blurring.
"Efforts by individuals to offset dissatisfaction in one role by seeking satisfaction in another role." (Greenhaus & Singh). "The compensation model postulates a negative relation between...
"When simultaneous pressures from the work and family domains are mutually incompatible in some respect, such that meeting the demands of one role makes it difficult to meet the demands of the other...
“The extent to which experiences in the work (family) role result in diminished performance in the family (work) role. This definition explicitly recognizes that work-family conflict represents cross...
“The shared assumptions, beliefs, and values regarding the extent to which an organization supports and values the integration of employees’ work and family lives” (Thompson et al., 1999, p. 394).
Thompson et al. (1999) defined work-family culture as, “the shared assumptions, beliefs and values regarding to the extent to which an organization supports and values the integration of employees’...
"Enhancement can be conceptualized as the positive effects of one domain on another." (MacIntosh et al).
"Process by which one role strengthens or enriches the quality of the other role. A variety of resources from work and family roles have the capacity to provide positive experiences in the other role...
"The extent to which the worker realized the various components of her or her work/family adaptive strategy." (Barnett, 1998)
“‘Managing work-family relationships’ dealt, respectively, with work and marital satisfaction, husbands’ and wives’ work time, dual career couples, and work-family supportive practices” (Young, 1999...
"The notion that simultaneously engaging in multiple work and family roles is beneficial for the physical, mental, and relationship health of individuals." (Greenhaus & Singh) "The segmentation...
When factors at the workplace affect family functioning and vice-versa. (Lerner). Stevens et al. (2007) referred to work-family spillover as, “…the push of family life into work life and vice versa...
Work-home interference and work-family conflict have been defined as ‘‘a form of inter-role conflict in which the role pressures from the work and family domains are mutually incompatible so that...
"Currently, there is not a strong consensus among scholars as to what constitutes a work-life policy. Arthur and Cook...broadly define work-life initiatives as "any program designed to alleviate...