Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 261–271 | Cite as

Shift Work and Work to Family Fit: Does Schedule Control Matter?

  • Robert Tuttle
  • Michael Garr
Original Paper


We used the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce to investigate the effects of shift work on individuals. We investigated if shift workers would have poorer work to family fit than workers with regular day schedules or flexible schedules. We also investigated if control of work schedule would moderate the possible negative effects of shift work. Results indicate that shift work is associated with increased work to family conflict, especially for women. In addition, the results indicate that women have greater work to family conflict compared to men when workers have more work schedule control. Implications of the findings are discussed.


Shift work Work to family conflict and enrichment Schedule control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyWilkes UniversityWilkes-BarreUSA

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