• In search of work-home balance: A study on individual and contextual antecedents and career outcomes

      De Hauw, Sara (2014)
      In today's society, finding a balance between work and home life is vital for employees. As new work structures inspired by globalization (e.g., 24/7 economy) and technological advancements (e.g., smartphones), as well as new family structures (e.g., dual-career households) increasingly blur the boundaries between work and home life (Greenhaus & Kossek, 2014; Marks, 2006; Wharton, 2006), employees' search for work-home balance has become a growing challenge. A challenge that is worth pursuing as prior research has demonstrated the critical role of work-home balance in determining employees well-being (e.g., less stress and depression; Odle-Dusseau, Britt, Bobko, 2012) and corporate success (e.g., higher organizational commitment; Carlson, Grzywacz & Zivnuska, 2009). Searching for work-home balance is thus a challenging but important endeavour.