Thesis Defence - Yanhong Li

Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Antecedents of the Positive Work-Family Interface - A Meta-Analysis

Yanhong Li
MSc Candidate in Management
Telfer School of Management


This study meta-analyzed relationships between proposed antecedents and both directions of work-family enrichment (i.e., work-to-family enrichment and family-to-work enrichment). Proposed antecedents, which were derived from three existing theoretical models on the positive interface between work and family, include contextual and personal characteristics from both work- and family-domains. Primary studies included in the meta-analyses were from both published and unpublished sources between 1990 and 2016. The results suggest that several contextual and personal characteristics are significantly related to work-family enrichment. Gender’s moderating effect on the relationship between contextual characteristics and work-family enrichment received little support. Comparisons between examined antecedents of work-family enrichment and antecedents of work-family conflict supported the notion that work-family enrichment and work-family conflict are distinct constructs; in other words, enrichment is not merely the opposite of conflict. Practical implications and suggestions on future research are discussed.

Friday, August 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4120
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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