Work–family interface for married women: a Singapore and United States cross‐cultural comparison
family‐to‐work conflict, job satisfaction, marital satisfaction, schedule flexibility, work–family interface, work‐to‐family conflict
This study is a cross‐cultural comparison of the work–family interface for married women using two nationally representative samples from Singapore (n = 467) and the United States of America (n = 923). This study demonstrates how the direction and strength of paths in a model of the work–family interface differs between a collectivist nation (Singapore) and an individualistic nation (the USA). Results revealed that schedule flexibility decreased family‐to‐work conflict in the United States but increased family‐to‐work conflict and increased depression in Singapore. Clear differences in the direction of effects in schedule flexibility and family‐to‐work conflict in the United States and Singapore suggest that national culture (e.g. collectivist vs individualistic) is an important factor in theorizing about the work–family interface for married women.
Original Publication Citation
Fackrell, T., Galovan, A.M., Hill, E. J., & Holmes, E.K. (2013). Work-family interface for married women: A Singapore and United States cross-cultural comparison. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 51, 347-363. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7941.2013.00065.x.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Fackrell, Tamara A.; Galovan, Adam Michael; Hill, E. Jeffrey; and Holmes, Erin K., "Work–family interface for married women: a Singapore and United States cross‐cultural comparison" (2013). All Faculty Publications. 2265.
Asian Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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