TitleToward understanding employee reluctance to participate in family-friendly programs
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsVeiga, JF, Baldridge, D, Eddleston, KA
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Date Published2004
KeywordsManagement, MBA

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.