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Practical strategies for workfamily resources management in the return-to-work experiences of new parents


Martin, A and Dawkins, S and Miles, VA and Cotton, SJ and Alter, J, Practical strategies for workfamily resources management in the return-to-work experiences of new parents, Navigating the Return-to-Work Experience for New Parents: Maintaining Work-Family Well-Being, Routledge, M Karanika-Murray and G Cooper (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 34-49. ISBN 9780429274336 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9780429274336


The concept of resources, not just time and money, but forms of psychological and social capital as well, plays a central part in understanding how well parents adjust to these new demands. This chapter is structured by providing an overview of conservation of resources theory and discussing its connection to a key psychological resource, psychological capital, and how it is developed. This frames an analysis of excerpts from an interview with highly experienced parental leave coaching providers, designed to illustrate practical strategies related to identifying, developing and leveraging a range of resources that support the transition to becoming a working parent. Finally, implications for future research and practice are discussed.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:work-family conflict, parental leave, psychological capital, career transitions
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
UTAS Author:Dawkins, S (Dr Sarah Dawkins)
ID Code:137635
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2020-02-24
Last Modified:2021-06-09

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