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Qualitative research on work-family in the management field: a review

Qualitative research on work-family in the management field: a review
Qualitative research on work-family in the management field: a review
Despite a proliferation of work–family literature over the past three decades, studies employing quantitative methodologies significantly outweigh those adopting qualitative approaches. In this paper, we intend to explore the state of qualitative work–family research in the management field and provide a comprehensive profile of the 152 studies included in this review. We synthesise the findings of qualitative work–family studies and provide six themes including parenthood, gender differences, cultural differences, family-friendly policies and
non-traditional work arrangements, coping strategies, and under-studied populations. We also describe how findings of qualitative work–family studies compare to those of quantitative studies. The review highlights seven conclusions in the current qualitative literature: a limited number of qualitative endeavours, findings worth further attention, convergent foci, the loose use of work–family terminology, the neglect of a variety of qualitative research approaches, quantitative attitudes towards qualitative research, and insufficient reporting of research methods. In addition, implications for future researchers are discussed.
work-family interface, qualitative, review
382-433
Beigi, Mina
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Shirmohammadi, Melika
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Beigi, Mina
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Shirmohammadi, Melika
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Beigi, Mina and Shirmohammadi, Melika (2017) Qualitative research on work-family in the management field: a review. Applied Psychology, 66 (3), 382-433. (doi:10.1111/apps.12093).

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Despite a proliferation of work–family literature over the past three decades, studies employing quantitative methodologies significantly outweigh those adopting qualitative approaches. In this paper, we intend to explore the state of qualitative work–family research in the management field and provide a comprehensive profile of the 152 studies included in this review. We synthesise the findings of qualitative work–family studies and provide six themes including parenthood, gender differences, cultural differences, family-friendly policies and
non-traditional work arrangements, coping strategies, and under-studied populations. We also describe how findings of qualitative work–family studies compare to those of quantitative studies. The review highlights seven conclusions in the current qualitative literature: a limited number of qualitative endeavours, findings worth further attention, convergent foci, the loose use of work–family terminology, the neglect of a variety of qualitative research approaches, quantitative attitudes towards qualitative research, and insufficient reporting of research methods. In addition, implications for future researchers are discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 November 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 March 2017
Published date: July 2017
Keywords: work-family interface, qualitative, review

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Local EPrints ID: 413037
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413037
PURE UUID: 753057ca-9b59-42a1-ab28-32cb435601d5
ORCID for Mina Beigi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4866-7205

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Date deposited: 14 Aug 2017 16:30
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 05:58

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Author: Mina Beigi ORCID iD
Author: Melika Shirmohammadi

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