Hu, J., Chiang, J. T. J., Liu, Y., & Gao, Y. (2021). Double Challenges: How Working From Home Affects Dual-Earner Couples’ Work-Family Experiences. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 10734). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Against the backdrop of COVID‐19 pandemic, we draw on family systemstheory to elucidate how daily work‐from‐home status (WFH) affects bothmembers in dual‐earner couples. We propose that the WFH exertsintra‐individual and inter‐individual influences on employees’ and theirpartners’ work task and family task completion and their subsequent reactionsto their work and family experiences. We examined the hypothesizedrelationships with two daily survey studies on dual‐earner couples conductedduring the pandemic (i.e., 1,559 daily responses of 165 dual‐earner couplesfrom China in Study 1, and 773 daily responses of 57 dual‐earner couples fromSouth Korea in Study 2). The two studies provide converging results thatworking from home (vs. office) increased employees’ family task completionfor both husbands and wives and that wives working from home (vs. office)decreased husbands’ family task completion. Further, in both studies, dailywork task completion increased felt guilt toward family (for wives only)through increased work‐family conflict, and daily family task completionincreased psychological withdrawal from work through increased family‐workconflict for both husbands and wives. Moreover, we found in Study 2 that ondays when husbands had flexible work schedule, wives completed more worktasks when working from home (vs. office) and that on days when wives had<italic>in</italic>flexible work arrangement, husbands completed more familytasks when working from home (vs. office). Across the two studies, there wereno clear gender‐difference patterns in husbands’ and wives’ work and familyexperiences.