Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Leslie B. Hammer
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (v, 68 pages)
Supervisors -- United States -- Attitudes, Work-life balance -- United States, Work and family -- United States, Quality of work life -- United States, Job satisfaction
Workplace interventions provide a practical and important means of providing support for employees' work-family needs. However, work-family interventions are rare and are generally not thoroughly evaluated. The current study seeks to better understand the impacts of STAR ("Support. Transform. Achieve. Results."), the large-scale work-family intervention developed and implemented by the Work, Family, & Health Network (see Bray et al., 2013). Drawing on Conservation of Resources theory (Hobfoll, 1989), this study examines supervisors' participation in STAR through assessment of three primary supervisor-specific outcomes: training-related views and behaviors, well-being, and the work-family interface. The sample, consisting of 184 supervisors from 30 extended-care facilities throughout the northeastern United States, comes from archival data that were collected by the Work, Family, & Health Network. Results show a lack of support for STAR intervention effects on supervisor-level outcomes. Despite the lack of statistically significant effects on supervisors, it is important to note the lack of iatrogenic effects, indicating that participation in the STAR intervention did not harm supervisor outcomes. Implications, future directions, and limitations of the study are discussed.
Perry, MacKenna Laine, "Supervisor-Specific Outcomes of a Work-Family Intervention: Evidence from the Work, Family, & Health Study" (2015). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2509.