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The Work–Family Role Interface: A Synthesis of the Research from Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

IV. THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. Tammy D. Allen PhD

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop212026

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Allen, T. D. 2012. The Work–Family Role Interface: A Synthesis of the Research from Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 12:IV:26.

Author Information

  1. University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, Tampa, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of research and theory with regard to work–family issues. Common themes within the work–family literature are addressed as well as emerging areas of interest. Review topics include positive and negative interdependences between work and family roles, work–family balance, individual differences associated with work–family, organizational and national supports for work–family, and cross-national research. The chapter concludes with three priority areas for future research. Specifically, programmatic research in the areas of technology/virtual work, connecting work–family research with neuroscience, and investigations focused on older workers are discussed.

Keywords:

  • work–family conflict;
  • work–family balance;
  • work–family interactions;
  • dual-career couples;
  • positive spillover