What is it about?
Culture is a powerful phenomenon that influences how we manage our work and non-work responsibilities in daily life. In our study across 30 countries/territories we show that a specific aspect of culture, namely humane orientation (the extent a society encourages and rewards individuals for being altruistic, generous, caring, and kind to one another), influences how social support at work and from the family alters employees’ experiences of both conflict and positive spillover between work and family. Social support for managing work and family is particularly important for employees when the overall cultural context is low on humane orientation.
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Why is it important?
Our study allows us to identify the cultural context in which social support is particularly useful for employees managing their work and family life. This is important because social support is a resource that can be encouraged by governments and organizations through legal provisions, policies, training, and cultural change.
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This page is a summary of: Humane orientation, work–family conflict, and positive spillover across cultures., Journal of Applied Psychology, June 2023, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/apl0001093.
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