Causes and Consequences of the Utilization of Work-Life Policies by Professionals: “Unconditional Supervisor Support Required”

  • Bram Peper
  • Josje Dikkers
  • Claartje Vinkenburg
  • Marloes van Engen


The European workplace has changed. Employees increasingly ask for organizational policies that allow them to combine their work and their private lives (Lewis et al., 2009). In the Netherlands it is estimated that no less than 40% of employees face troubles in combining their work and private lives (Geurts et al., 2003), which brings high costs, both for individuals and for organizations (Allen et al., 2000).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bram Peper
    • 1
  • Josje Dikkers
    • 2
  • Claartje Vinkenburg
    • 2
  • Marloes van Engen
    • 3
  1. 1.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.VU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Tilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands

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