ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (5): 852-858.

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A New Perspective in the Domain of Work-family Interface:
the Study of Work-family Facilitation

Tang Hanying;Ma Hongyu;Wang Bin   

  1. Department of Psychology, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China
  • Received:2007-01-29 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-09-15 Published:2007-09-15
  • Contact: Ma Hongyu

Abstract: Work-family facilitation which pays close attention to the synergies between the domains of work and family, is the extent to which an individual’s engagement in one social system, such as work or family, contributes to growth in another social system. In this paper, the origin and development of work-family facilitation was introduced. The essay also clarified the construction definition of work-family facilitation. There were three main perspectives in the work-family facilitation domain. Next, the process through which facilitation occurs was explained by providing a theory model. At last, the author pointed out two chief prospects for the future research, including developing the measurement scales, and also exploring the relationship between work-family facilitation and other variables

Key words: work-family facilitation, positive spillover, enrichment, facilitation, process

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