The relationships of flexible work schedules, workplace support, supervisory support, work-life balance, and the well-being of working parents

JANG Soo Jung
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Service Research, 35(2), 2009, pp.93-104.
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

A secondary dataset from the 2002 National Study of the Changing Workforce is used to explore how 1,200 working parents cope with employment demands and family responsibilities. Employee well-being is treated as an endogenous latent construct, while work schedule flexibility, workplace support, supervisory support and work-life balance are latent exogenous constructs. A confirmatory factor analysis and Structural Equation Model analyses were conducted. The results show that employees who viewed their work schedules as flexible reported higher levels of work-life balance, which in turn were associated with positive paths to well-being. The implications for occupational social workers are discussed.

Subject terms:
parents, quality of life, employment, family relations, flexible working;
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United States
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