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Relationships of gender , family responsibility and flexible work hours to organizational commitment and job satisfaction Literature Review and Research Hypotheses

Scandura T, Lankau M ...see all
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Abstract

Summary Psychological contract theory (Rousseau, 1995) suggests that women and those with family responsibilities may negotiate new psychological contracts that include family- responsive benefits such as flexible work hours. Relationships of gender, family responsibility, and flexible work hours to organizational commitment and job satis- faction were examined among 160 matched male and female managers in a cross- organizational study. Results revealed that women who perceived their organizations offered flexible work hours reported higher levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction than women who did not. Also, flexible work hours were related to higher organizational commitment and job satisfaction for those having family responsibilities. Implications of these results for future research and organizational policy are discussed.

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  • Terri A Scandura

  • Melenie J Lankau

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