Ilitch School team accepted for publication in Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology

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Mike Ilitch School of Business Assistant Professor of Management Matthew Piszczek has been accepted for publication in Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JOOP).

JOOP covers all aspects of occupational and organizational psychology and also includes behavioral and cognitive aspects of industrial relations, human factors and ergonomics. The journal is also an outlet for articles in the management fields of organizational behavior and human resource management.

The article, “What Does Schedule Fit Add to Work-family Research? The Incremental Effect of Schedule Fit on Work-family Conflict, Schedule Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions,” was co-authored by Ilitch School Emeritus Professor of Management and Industrial Relations James Martin as well as former Ilitch School management doctoral students Avani Pimputkar and Lyonel Laulie.

Abstract

In recent years, the person-environment fit framework has become increasingly popular as a lens for understanding the work-family interface. However, the mechanisms that link objective work-family person-environment fit to individual outcomes are poorly understood, and little person-environment fit research has focused on work schedules despite their importance for employee management of work and family roles. Moreover, it is unclear whether schedule fit contributes to individual outcomes over and beyond schedule characteristics such as flexibility and control. The present study explains how employee objective schedule fit relates to individual turnover intentions through work-to-family conflict and schedule satisfaction in a study of 608 retail employees. Results show that objective work-family schedule fit has statistically significant relationships with employee outcomes independent of the effects of schedule control and flexibility, but that these relationships are relatively weak. These results establish that schedule fit is a facet of work-family person-environment fit beyond more generally desirable schedule characteristics, but that it may be useful to examine only in limited contexts. The results also contribute to the understanding of the cognitive mechanisms linking objective environmental characteristics to employee outcomes.

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