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Qualitative Research on Work-Family in the Management Field: A Review

Beigi, M and Shirmohammadi, M (2017) Qualitative Research on Work-Family in the Management Field: A Review. Applied Psychology: An International Review. ISSN 0269-994X

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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 synthesize 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 that 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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Beigi, M. and Shirmohammadi, M. (2017), Qualitative Research on Work–Family in the Management Field: A Review. Applied Psychology. doi:10.1111/apps.12093, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apps.12093
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business And Management, 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 11:48
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 12:14
DOI or ID number: 10.1111/apps.12093
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4865
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