This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

Work-Family Conflict

Work-family conflict

work-family conflict, defined as the degree to which an individual's work and family lives are incompatible, is a significant problem in organizations. Evidence suggests that work-family conflict is associated with increased turnover, poor performance, and poor employee and family health (Allen et al., 2000; Greenhaus et al., 2006). All of these issues raise ‘bottom-line’ concerns in organizations. Moreover, given that work family conflict is fundamentally rooted in societal changes related to women's large scale entrance in to the labor-force, the problem arising from work-family conflict are widespread and likely to persist. Given both the extent and importance of the problem, the work-family conflict literature has burgeoned in the past decade, and researchers have made substantial gains in understanding both work family conflict ...

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