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Family-Responsive Variables and Retention-Relevant Outcomes Among Employed Parents

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This study examined the influence offamily-responsive variables and the moderating influence of gender on the retention-relevant outcomes of organizational commitment and turnover intentions. Data were obtained with the aid of structured questionnaires from employed parents (N = 228) in a human service authority in Hong Kong. Results of regression analysis revealed that satisfaction with work schedule flexibility and supervisor work family support were related to both retention-relevant outcomes. Contrary to our prediction, gender did not moderate the influence of any of the family-responsive variables on the retention-relevant outcomes. Limitations of the study, directions for future research and implications of the findings for enhancing the effectiveness of family-responsive human resource policies are discussed.

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Aryee, S., Luk, V. & Stone, R. Family-Responsive Variables and Retention-Relevant Outcomes Among Employed Parents. Human Relations 51, 73–87 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1016953900821

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