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Reducing work-life conflict: the role of participating in decision making

TitleReducing work-life conflict: the role of participating in decision making
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWang, J.
JournalAdvances in Industrial and Labor Relations
Volume18
Pages153 - 175
Abstract

This study explores how participation in decision making (PDM) can help employees balance the demands from work and life. Based on Karasek's (1979) job demand-job control model, this study hypothesizes that work hours moderate the relationship between PDM and work-life conflict. Using a linked employer and employee two-year survey, this study finds that PDM can reduce work-life conflict, but the reduction only works for employees who work long hours. For those employees who work short hours, PDM increases their work-life conflict.

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DOI10.1108/S0742-6186(2011)0000018008
Document URLhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=0742-6186&volume=18&chapterid=1925766&show=html&phpsessid=ket2fk56654o10qe76ntsdkqg4