The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Work-family interface in the context of career success: a qualitative inquiry

Work-family interface in the context of career success: a qualitative inquiry
Work-family interface in the context of career success: a qualitative inquiry
Work–family researchers are increasingly recognizing the need to expand their focus to advance the field. One population largely neglected by work–family researchers is individuals who have been extremely successful in their careers. In addition, organizational career scholars have largely neglected the interplay between employees’ work and family lives. This study contributes to the work–family literature by studying work–family interface (WFI) in the context of career success. We sought to explore the lived experiences of 28 distinguished professors who are among the top 2–5% of scholars in their field, to provide an in-depth understanding of their WFI and the prominent factors affecting it over their careers. Our findings have theoretical implications for both work–family and career success literatures.
academic careers, career success, distinguished professor, work-family, work-family interface, WFI
0018-7267
1091-1114
Beigi, Mina
2986037e-5bb3-4ec0-be55-bf291ac17e24
Wang, Jia
79e3c7ec-8a49-43fa-bba2-81adb5c59a61
Arthur, Michael
688445bc-6e6b-4973-8944-9ca04d942f21
Beigi, Mina
2986037e-5bb3-4ec0-be55-bf291ac17e24
Wang, Jia
79e3c7ec-8a49-43fa-bba2-81adb5c59a61
Arthur, Michael
688445bc-6e6b-4973-8944-9ca04d942f21

Beigi, Mina, Wang, Jia and Arthur, Michael (2017) Work-family interface in the context of career success: a qualitative inquiry. Human Relations, 70 (9), 1091-1114. (doi:10.1177/0018726717691339).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Work–family researchers are increasingly recognizing the need to expand their focus to advance the field. One population largely neglected by work–family researchers is individuals who have been extremely successful in their careers. In addition, organizational career scholars have largely neglected the interplay between employees’ work and family lives. This study contributes to the work–family literature by studying work–family interface (WFI) in the context of career success. We sought to explore the lived experiences of 28 distinguished professors who are among the top 2–5% of scholars in their field, to provide an in-depth understanding of their WFI and the prominent factors affecting it over their careers. Our findings have theoretical implications for both work–family and career success literatures.

Text
Work-family interface in the context of career success- Accepted Version - Accepted Manuscript
Download (646kB)

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 29 November 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 February 2017
Published date: 2017
Keywords: academic careers, career success, distinguished professor, work-family, work-family interface, WFI

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 413272
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413272
ISSN: 0018-7267
PURE UUID: 45e1e172-f09a-4989-9d39-0a962740da4a

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Aug 2017 16:31
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 05:41

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×