Measurement of the Work-Family Interface

Author(s):

  • Melissa A. Milkie
  • Kathleen E. Denny
  • Sarah Kendig
  • Scott Schieman

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2010

Topic:

  • Roles
  • Spillover
  • Work and Family
  • Other

Discipline:

  • Sociology

Abstract:

There are many ways social science scholars examine the connections between people’s work and home lives. The term work-family interface is used to broadly describe the body of research investigating this relationship. Within the work-family interface, scholars examine the nature of the work-family relationship using a variety of terms and concepts, such as work-family conflict, work-family spillover, and work-family balance. The focus of this entry is to explore how several of these work-family interface constructs are measured and operationalized.

Link: Measurement-Work-Family_Interface Encyclopedia