Manager gender and changing attitudes toward schedule control: evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Study. By: Paek, Eunjeong. 2024. Community, Work & Family. Vol. 27 Issue 1, p98-115.

This study explores gender differences in managers’ responses to a workplace initiative designed to reduce managers’ concerns about schedule control in a large IT company. Drawing on a manager-level dataset collected from a group-randomized trial, results show that the workplace initiative significantly reduced concerns managers had about schedule control. In models stratified by gender, the initiative’s effect was statistically significant among male managers, but not among female managers. Male managers tended to have greater concerns about schedule control than female managers, but male managers who received the intervention reduced their level of concern to the level of female managers who did not receive the intervention. These findings improve our understanding of the role of organizational initiatives in changing gendered attitudes toward family supportive workplace policies.