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Demographic Predictors of Work-Family Balance: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Perspective


Farivar, F and Louis, G and Cameron, R, Demographic Predictors of Work-Family Balance: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Perspective, Under New Management: Innovating for sustainable and just futures: 30th ANZAM Conference Program, 6-9 December 2016, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 37. ISBN 978-0-9875968-8-8 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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In work-family balance research, demographic characteristics have traditionally been considered as moderators or cluster variables used to classify groups in data sets. Although previous studies refer to these characteristics as predictors, they have not been tested as such. This study treats demographic characteristics as configurational casual predictors using the emergent analytical method of fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis to demonstrate how specific demographic characteristics lead to work-family balance. Drawing on configuration theory and asymmetric analysis, work-family balance was computed as a combination of high levels of family satisfaction and high levels of work satisfaction. The analysis revealed that female full-time employees who were young, married and lived with children reported higher levels of work-family balance.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:work-family balance, demographic predictors
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Farivar, F (Dr Farveh Farivar)
ID Code:124016
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-02-06
Last Modified:2018-02-15

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