“The process by which individuals reduce their involvement in one role to accommodate the demands of the other role.” (Greenhaus & Singh)
“This process is characterized by workers limiting their involvement in work, or in family life, so that they can accommodate the demands of the other” (p. 246). (Lambert, 1990).

Greenhaus, J. & Singh, R. (2003, February 25). Work-Family Linkages, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College. Lambert, S. J. (1990). Processes linking work and family: A critical review and research agenda. Human Relations, 43(3), 239-257.