Exploring managers' attitudes toward work/family programs in the private sector

Marianne S. Stout, Germine Awad, Michele Guzmán

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Abstract

Despite benefits associated with the use of work/family programs, many companies are hesitant to encourage employees' use of such initiatives. Managers influence the likelihood of employees using work/family programs and this study focused on their views. Using a snowball sampling method, 63 managers (Mean age for men and women of 40 years) from private sector companies offering flextime and/or telecommuting participated in an online study. Results indicated that managers' support and promotion of work/family programs depended on their perception of their employees' level of responsibility. It is hoped that these findings may be an entry point for understanding why work/family policies are not more highly used and encouraged.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages176-195
Number of pages20
JournalPsychologist-Manager Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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Family Planning Policy
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Keywords

  • Flextime
  • Managers
  • Private sector companies
  • Telecommuting
  • Work/family programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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Exploring managers' attitudes toward work/family programs in the private sector. / Stout, Marianne S.; Awad, Germine; Guzmán, Michele.

In: Psychologist-Manager Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, 01.08.2013, p. 176-195.

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Stout, Marianne S. ; Awad, Germine ; Guzmán, Michele. / Exploring managers' attitudes toward work/family programs in the private sector. In: Psychologist-Manager Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 176-195.
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