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A cybernetic model of work-life balance through time

Published on Jan 1, 2019in Human Resource Management Review3.63
· DOI :10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.01.001
Cheryl L. Adkins14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Longwood University),
Sonya F. Premeaux5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UALR: University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Abstract
Abstract Answering a call for a more fully developed concept of work-life balance (WLB), we use person-environment fit and control theories to develop a model of WLB incorporating the work, family, and personal domains. We propose a cybernetic model which recognizes that individuals have a desired balance among the three domains that serves as a standard against which they compare their perceptions of WLB at any given point in time. Our cybernetic model suggests that individuals will seek to restore balance when a negative imbalance is perceived. Further we propose that role senders and resources in the domains, as well as anticipated future WLB and retrospective perceptions of WLB also affect desired balance and actions. We discuss the implications of the proposed model for future research and practice.
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