WFHN publishes study on Impact of Changes at Work on Work-Family Conflict

May 4, 2014
WFHN publishes study on Impact of Changes at Work on Work-Family Conflict

The Work, Family and Health Network has released a study in American Sociological Review that explores the relationship between supervisors receiving training on how to be more supportive to employees, as well as employees learning more about flexible work schedules (key elements of a workplace initiative called STAR), and work-family conflict. Findings suggest that the employees who participated in STAR experienced improvements in work-family conflict (particularly those employees most vulnerable to work-family conflict), family time adequacy, schedule control, and supervisor support for family and personal time. The paper has been the subject of several articles in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.