Family-responsive variables and retention-relevant outcomes among employed parents

Samuel Aryee*, Vivienne Luk, Raymond Stone

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This study examined the influence of family-responsive variables and the moderating influence of gender on the retention-relevant outcomes of organizational commitment and turnover intentions. Data were obtained with the aid of structured questionnaires from employed parents (N = 228) in a human service authority in Hong Kong. Results of regression analysis revealed that satisfaction with work schedule flexibility and supervisor work-family support were related to both retention-relevant outcomes. Contrary to our prediction, gender did not moderate the influence of any of the family-responsive variables on the retention-relevant outcomes. Limitations of the study, directions for future research and implications of the findings for enhancing the effectiveness of family-responsive human resource policies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-87
Number of pages15
JournalHuman Relations
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

User-Defined Keywords

  • Family-responsive variables
  • Employed parents
  • Retention-relevant outcomes


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