Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Leslie B. Hammer
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (iv,123 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Work-life balance, Work and family, Supervisors -- Attitudes, Supervision of employees
Research indicates that supportive supervision, particularly work-family specific supervision, is key to reducing employees' work-family conflict (Allen, 2001; Eby et al., 2005; Thomas & Ganster, 1995). However, little research has examined the factors that contribute to supervisors' willingness or ability to provide this support. This study examined how supervisor job stress and perceptions of work-family climate influenced employee ratings of Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB) using previously-collected data from a mid-western grocery chain. It was hypothesized that supervisor job stressors would impact FSSB, supervisor perception of work-family climate would impact FSSB, and the interaction of stressors and climate would impact FSSB. None of the hypotheses were supported. Potential explanations and directions for future research are discussed.
Sale, Brittany E., "Predictors of Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors: Supervisor Job Stress and Work-Family Climate" (2010). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 276.