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Cigarette consumption down among smokers working at site of work-family intervention

Cigarette consumption down among smokers working at site of work-family intervention

June 17, 2016

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.

Could workplace flexibility influence Boomers' plans to retire later? Work longer?

Could workplace flexibility influence Boomers' plans to retire later? Work longer?

June 9, 2016

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.

Long-term care workers receiving work-family support provide better quality of care to patients

Long-term care workers receiving work-family support provide better quality of care to patients

April 7, 2016

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).

Workplace intervention positively impacts emotional well-being of workers' children

Workplace intervention positively impacts emotional well-being of workers' children

April 6, 2016

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.

Kids whose parents are more aware of their activities exhibit signs of less stress

Kids whose parents are more aware of their activities exhibit signs of less stress

March 1, 2016

A WFHN paper published in the Journal of Family Psychology reveals that the younger children of workers in the IT division of a Fortune 500 company had lower bedtime salivary cortisol levels when their parents had higher average knowledge of their daily activities. On days when parents had the most knowledge of their younger offsprings' activities, these children also had lower before-dinner cortisol levels.

Having a supportive supervisor can lessen stress effects of work-to-family conflict

Having a supportive supervisor can lessen stress effects of work-to-family conflict

October 23, 2015

new WFHN study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family indicates that having a supportive supervisor can lessen the psychological and physical symptoms of stress that have been shown to result from work-to-family conflict (stress that can result when the demands from work interfere with family responsibilities).