A measure of attitudes towards flexible work options

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Albion, Majella J.. 2004. "A measure of attitudes towards flexible work options." Australian Journal of Management. 29 (2), pp. 275-294.
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A measure of attitudes towards flexible work options

ERA Journal ID19154
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorAlbion, Majella J.
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Management
Journal Citation29 (2), pp. 275-294
Number of Pages21
Year2004
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN0312-8962
1327-2020
Abstract

[Abstract]: A short questionnaire, the Flexible Work Options Questionnaire (FWOQ), was developed to measure workers’ attitudes to the use of flexible work options (FWOs) such as flexible hours and part-time work. The questionnaire was used with two groups of employees, 344 public service personnel, and 212 non-academic staff from a regional university. In Study 1, the FWOQ was shown to have moderate reliability and to consist of two factors: I, Work/family Balance, and II, Barriers. The Barriers factor did not emerge as a single factor in Study 2. Work/family Balance issues were stronger predictors of the use of FWOs than Barriers. These results were explained in terms of compromises that parents make in order to achieve family/work balance. Further development was suggested to refine the Barriers subscales and to investigate gender differences.

Keywordswork family balance, flexible work options, parental leave, women and work
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350710. Organisational behaviour
441001. Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
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