Title

Work-Family Research: A Broader View of Impact

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Keywords

Work-family research, Family-friendly policy, Flexible work practices, Work-family conflict

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01358.x

Abstract

We agree with many of the suggestions made by Kossek, Baltes, and Matthews (2011) that pertain to future directions for work and family research. They pose excellent avenues for the field to take. However, we offer an alternative viewpoint with regard to several of the assertions, both explicit and implicit, made along the way. We first address specific claims made by Kossek et al. with regard to family-friendly policy implementation, followed by a discussion of impact and the role researchers have with regard to the applied impact of scientific research. Finally, we note the importance of carefully considering when research is ready to be applied.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Industrial and organizational Psychology , v. 4, Issue 3, p. 389-392, September 2011.