Employee work-life balance outcomes in Ireland: A multilevel investigation of supervisory support and perceived organizational support

Alma McCarthy, Jeanette N. Cleveland, Samuel Todd Hunter, Colette Darcy, Geraldine Grady

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Abstract

This article examines how employee perceptions of supervisory and organizational support for work-life balance, in addition to the number of work-life balance programmes available, predict a number of work-life balance outcomes including role conflict, job satisfaction, family satisfaction and turnover intentions in a sample of large private and public sector organizations in Ireland. The attitudes of HR managers towards work-life balance programmes are also explored. To account for the nested structure of the data, analyses were conducted using hierarchical linear modelling. We found that perceptions of work-life supportiveness as measured at the HR manager and immediate supervisor levels affect employee uptake of work-life programmes, employee work-life balance outcomes and turnover intentions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1257-1276
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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