A study by a team of WFHN researchers published in Social Problems reveals that for employees who participated in STAR (a workplace flexibility / supervisor support initiative that was part of the WFHN intervention study) there were lower turnover intentions 12 months later and a reduction in the risk of voluntary turnover over almost three years.
A novel study published in the journal Sleep by the Work, Family & Health Networkhas found that when work demands conflicted with the personal lives of those in the intervention study and created stress, the duration, quality and regularity of the employees' sleep was negatively impacted.
As part of the Work, Family & Health Network study of the impacts of a work-family intervention, nursing home workers who smoke were followed six months after a workplace intervention aimed at reducing work-family conflict was implemented. This WFHN study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The findings of a WFHN study published in Work, Aging and Retirement suggest that Boomer-aged professionals and managers who were given more control over their schedules and increased supervisor support as part of the STAR workplace intervention were more likely to plan on a later retirement from their current job.
According to the findings of a WFHN study published in Social Science & Medicine, long-term care workers who received better work-family support (even if that support facilitated their ability to have a second job to better meet the needs of their families) provided better quality of care to their patients (as measured by number of patient falls, pressure ulcers and injuries).
The workplace intervention STAR (support-transform-achieve-results) aimed at reducing work-family conflict, was found to have a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the children of workers in an IT department at a Fortune 500 company. The findings, which are part of the Work, Family & Health Study, are published in the journal Developmental Psychology.