TitleToward understanding employee reluctance to participate in family-friendly programs
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsVeiga, J, Baldridge, D, Eddleston, K
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Volume14
Issue3
Pagination337-351
Date Published2004
KeywordsManagement, MBA
Abstract

Despite the fact that many organizations have implemented family-friendly programs to meet the needs of today's diverse workforce, employees have been reluctant to use them. Drawing on the theories of planned behavior, help-seeking, and distributive justice, we propose a framework that focuses initially on the more proximal factors that influence an employee's likelihood of participating in such programs. We then examine the role of organization-based situational characteristics in shaping both personal and normative assessments and describe the implications of our framework for researchers and practitioners.

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