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An extended measure of work-life balance culture : development and confirmation of the measure

By Lisa M. Bradley, Paula K. McDonald and Kerry A. Brown

Abstract

This paper extends the work of Thompson, Beauvais and Lyness (1999) to develop a more comprehensive measure of work-life balance culture. Thompson et al. developed a survey based on three sub-dimensions which examine work-family culture. We have extended this to incorporate extra dimensions, and to broaden the measure to encompass life aspects beyond the family. Two studies were conducted in order to test and refine the measure. Over 700 participants in the first study completed the survey, and the Confirmatory Factor Analysis results show that the extended measure is robust. Further, a second study with a sample of 629 participants confirmed the general measure, with slight adaptations. The results are discussed in relation to the use of the measure for work-life balance research

Topics: 150305 Human Resources Management, 150311 Organisational Behaviour, Work-life Balance, Culture
Publisher: Academy of Management
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:38832

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