Managing Multiple Roles: Work-Family Policies and Individuals' Desires for Segmentation

@article{Rothbard2005ManagingMR,
  title={Managing Multiple Roles: Work-Family Policies and Individuals' Desires for Segmentation},
  author={Nancy P. Rothbard and Katherine W. Phillips and Tracy L. Dumas},
  journal={Organization Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={243-258}
}
As workers strive to manage multiple roles such as work and family, research has begun to focus on how people manage the boundary between work and nonwork roles. This paper contributes to emerging work on boundary theory by examining the extent to which individuals desire to integrate or segment their work and nonwork lives. This desire is conceptualized and measured on a continuum ranging from segmentation (i.e., separation) to integration (i.e., blurring) of work and nonwork roles. We examine… CONTINUE READING
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