Workplace Factors Associated with Family Dinner Behaviors

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Family meals, Family dinner, Work–family conflict, Fast food

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This study investigated relationships between workplace factors and family dinners. We examined two aspects of the family dinner, the frequency that the entire family typically has dinner together each week and the frequency that children eat fast food for dinner. Participants were 220 parents who worked at least 20 h a week and had at least one child living at home. Results indicated that work interference with family (WIF) mediated the relationship between family-supportive supervision and family dinner frequency. Greater flexplace (i.e., telecommuting) availability was associated with less frequent use of fast food for children’s dinner.

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Journal of vocational behavior, v. 73, Issue 2, p. 336-342.