Family-friendly support programs and work family conflict among Indonesian higher education employees
|dc.identifier.citation||Burgess, J. and Issa, T. 2015. Family-friendly support programs and work family conflict among Indonesian higher education employees. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 34 (8): pp. 726-741.|
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of family-friendly programs at the workplace in the Indonesian higher education sector. The focus is the impact that these programs have on employees’ work family conflict. Design/methodology/approach: A survey of academic and non-academic staff from 30 higher education institutions across Indonesia participated in the research. A total of 159 completed questionnaires from 109 academic and 50 from non-academic staff are reported and statistically analysed using SPSS. Findings: Work and family experiences in Indonesia do not positively align with the findings reported in most academic literature pertaining to western societies where the use of family-friendly programs (i.e. flexible work options, specialized leave options and dependent care support) leads to a reduction in employees’ work family conflict. In fact, some of the programs were found to have the opposite effect in the Indonesian context. Research limitations/implications: The design of family-friendly support has to take into account the context in which the policies will operates; these policies are not transferable across countries in terms of their effectiveness. Originality/value: This is one of the first studies that has examined the operation and effectiveness of family-friendly support programs in an Indonesian context.
|dc.publisher||Emerald Group Publishing|
|dc.title||Family-friendly support programs and work family conflict among Indonesian higher education employees|
|dcterms.source.title||Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal|
|curtin.department||School of Management|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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