Frontiers of Business Research in China

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 199–218

Work-to-family enrichment and voice behavior in China: The role of modernity


    • Department of ManagementUniversity of Otago
  • Xia Zhou
    • Department of MarketingDrexel University
  • Ying Wang
    • Institute of Work PsychologyUniversity of Sheffield
  • Malcolm H. Cone
    • Department of ManagementUniversity of Otago
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11782-011-0128-1

Cite this article as:
Zhang, H., Zhou, X., Wang, Y. et al. Front. Bus. Res. China (2011) 5: 199. doi:10.1007/s11782-011-0128-1


There is a lack of knowledge in the literature regarding the effects of the work-family interface on employees’ behaviors while taking into consideration of cultural values in developing countries. This study investigates the impact of work-to-family enrichment on employees’ voice behavior by focusing on the moderating role of modernity in a Chinese setting. Results from a survey of 230 Chinese married managers indicate that work-to-family enrichment positively influences voice behavior. In addition, the enrichment-voice relationship is weaker when modernity is high rather than low. The findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications for human resource management.


voice behaviorwork-to-family enrichmentChinamodernity

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