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On the relationships among organisational family supportiveness, work-family conflict, and turnover intention: evidence on Japanese men

Yutaka Yonetani, Shinichiro Watanabe and Yuichiro Kanazawa

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2007, vol. 7, issue 3/4, 319-334

Abstract: The continuously increasing rate of women's labour force participation has rendered the traditional male provider–female homemaker construction of gender roles obsolete or anachronistic. Due to the change in the sex role ideology, balancing or juggling work and family roles has become a particularly important issue for working men and women. As a result, family-friendly benefits and practices are emerging in organisations, and studies that examine the effects of the family supportiveness on such criteria as work-family conflict and work withdrawal behaviours, are increasing. Using a sample of Japanese married men, the present study investigated if organisational family supportiveness affected turnover intention directly and/or indirectly through work-family conflict. The results indicated that both the direct and indirect effects were not significant; only the path from work-family conflict to turnover intention reached the significance level. The meaning of the findings and directions for future research are discussed.

Keywords: organisational family supportiveness; work-family conflict; turnover intention; polychoric correlations; polyserial correlations; Japanese men; Japanese males; Japan; family-friendly benefits; working families; gender role changes; family support. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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