A measure of attitudes towards flexible work options

Albion, Majella J. (2004) A measure of attitudes towards flexible work options. Australian Journal of Management, 29 (2). pp. 275-294. ISSN 0312-8962

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[Abstract]: A short questionnaire, the Flexible Work Options Questionnaire (FWOQ), was developed to measure workers’ attitudes to the use of flexible work options (FWOs) such as flexible hours and part-time work. The questionnaire was used with two groups of employees, 344 public service personnel, and 212 non-academic staff from a regional university. In Study 1, the FWOQ was shown to have moderate reliability and to consist of two factors: I, Work/family Balance, and II, Barriers. The Barriers factor did not emerge as a single factor in Study 2. Work/family Balance issues were stronger predictors of the use of FWOs than Barriers. These results were explained in terms of compromises that parents make in order to achieve family/work balance. Further development was suggested to refine the Barriers subscales and to investigate gender differences.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: work family balance, flexible work options, parental leave, women and work
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350710 Organisational behaviour
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441001 Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2916

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