- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Foreword: The Abundant Organization
- Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work
- Finding the Positive in the World of Work
- The Changing World of Work
- Generation Me and the Changing World of Work
- What is Authentic Leadership Development?
- Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership
- Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions
- Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation
- Strengths: Your Leading Edge
- Toward a Positive Psychology for Leaders
- Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying in, and Leaving Organizations
- Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work
- More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research
- Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness
- Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce: A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health
- Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-Being and Performance
- Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation
- Strengths Development in the Workplace
- Strengths of Character and Work
- Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working
- Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work
- Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying
- An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace
- Building the Positive Workplace: A Preliminary Report from the Field
- Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age
- What's Wrong with Being Positive?
- Building Positive Organizations
Abstract and Keywords
Balancing work and family demands is a critical challenge facing most employees. While much of the extant literature on the topic of work—family has traditionally focused on how work and family roles conflict, more recent research has begun to realize that individuals can achieve work—life balance and can actually improve their quality of life by participating in both roles. The present chapter begins with a brief discussion of work—family conflict, followed by a discussion of the more recent concept of work—family balance and the positive outcomes associated with it. Both organizational initiatives and individual coping strategies to facilitate work—life balance are discussed here. Finally, work—family facilitation, a concept that emphasizes that participation in both work and family roles can improve one's quality of life is introduced. Directions for research and implications for practice are also discussed.
Boris B. Baltes, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University.
Malissa A. Clark, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University.
Madhura Chakrabarti, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University.
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