The passage of time in work-family research: Toward a more dynamic perspective. By: Allen, Tammy D.; French, Kimberly A.; Braun, Michael T.; and Fletcher, Keaton. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Vol. 110, Part B, p245-257.

We review the design features of work-family/nonwork conflict research that incorporates the passage of time (i.e., lagged, longitudinal, experience sampling). Findings indicate that although the number of studies that incorporate time in their design has increased in recent years, time-based design features such as the length of time between data collections and the number of waves of data collected are often arbitrarily selected. We discuss implications for these findings, provide recommendations for the design of future studies, and provide suggestions for future research.