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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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