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International Conference on Work and Family, Barcelona, Spain.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 3 (3), 289-303
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL, USA.
Eastern Academy of Management International Conference: Managing in a Global Economy XI, Cape Town, South Africa.
Paper presented at Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL
International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey
This study was aimed at addressing the issue of coping with work-family conflict (WFC) from a cross-cultural perspective. Coping is defined as the cognitive and behavioral efforts of individuals to manage taxing demands appraised as exceeding their personal resources (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984); it is the things people do to reduce harm from life's stressors (Aryee, Luk, Leung, & Lo, 1999; Somech & Drach-Zahavy, 2007). Effective coping styles, therefore, should presumably be associated with lower levels of WFC (Aryee et al., 1999). No coping styles are universally appropriate; some may work better with specific forms of conflict, or within a specific context, such as culture or personal values (Rotondo et al., 2003). Presentation of theoretical frameworks of coping with WFC will be followed by preliminary findings from the Project 3535 ten country study. The findings will have important implications for both theory and policy concerning WFC.
Work and Stress, 26 (1) 68-90.
In K. Korabik, D.S. Lero, and D.L Whitehead, (Eds). Handbook of work-family integration: Research, theory, and best practices (pp. 353-370). San Diego, CA: Elseiver.
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey
A model of work-family (W-F) conflict was examined via path analysis using the Project 3535 data from three Asian countries – India, Indonesia and Taiwan. Gender-role ideology (GRI) was treated as an antecedent variable that impacted W-F conflict directly as well as indirectly through the demand variables of work and family role overload. W-F guilt was the outcome variable. Fit indices were good for each country group model as well as the global model. All the path coefficients were in the hypothesized direction for the three countries, although effect sizes varied. This indicated that GRI predicted W-F conflict in the same manner among Asian countries. A further examination of gender invariant models for each country provided adequate fit indices indicating that there were no significant differences between male and female samples. Results are discussed in terms of the W-F conflict literature and the socio-cultural context of each Asian country.