Frontiers of Business Research in China

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 199–218 | Cite as

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

  • Haina Zhang
  • Xia Zhou
  • Ying Wang
  • Malcolm H. Cone
Research Article


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 behavior work-to-family enrichment China modernity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haina Zhang
    • 1
  • Xia Zhou
    • 2
  • Ying Wang
    • 3
  • Malcolm H. Cone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of MarketingDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Work PsychologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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