Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Leslie B. Hammer
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
Work-life balance, Work and family, Supervisors -- Attitudes, Supervision of employees
1 online resource (iv,123 p.) : ill. (some col.)
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.
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Sale, Brittany E., "Predictors of Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors: Supervisor Job Stress and Work-Family Climate" (2010). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 276.