A cross-national comparative study of work/family demands and resources Article

Poelmans, S, Spector, PE, Cooper, CL et al. (2003). A cross-national comparative study of work/family demands and resources . INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT, 3(3), 275-288. 10.1177/1470595803003003002

cited authors

  • Poelmans, S; Spector, PE; Cooper, CL; Allen, TD; O'Driscoll, M; Sanchez, JI



  • This article presents phase 2 of the Collaborative International Study of Managerial Stress (CISMS2) with the objective of studying cross culturally/cross-nationally potential causes and consequences of work-family conflict. This collaborative international study contributes to the existing literature on work and family by adding a different theoretical perspective (interaction between demands and resources, and resource loss), following the thinking of Grandey and Cropanzano, focusing on a specific collective (managers), and testing both universalistic and cross cultural hypotheses in a large sample taken from 25 countries in different continents, representing different socio-cultural contexts. It will explore cross cultural/cross-national issues in a comparative sense, looking at how family and societal differences relate to work-family conflict. More specifically we expect that individualism/collectivism and the presence of family-supportive government policies will moderate relationships between demands, resources and work-family conflict. Copyright © 2003 SAGE Publications.

publication date

  • December 1, 2003

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start page

  • 275

end page

  • 288


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