Coworker Informal Work Accommodations to Family: Scale Development and Validation
Abbreviated Journal Title
Educ. Psychol. Meas.
work/family conflict; coworker support; organizational citizenship; coworker backup; SOCIAL SUPPORT; FIT INDEXES; ORGANIZATIONAL ATTACHMENT; METAANALYTIC; EXAMINATION; STRUCTURE COEFFICIENTS; SCORE RELIABILITY; CONFLICT; MODELS; STRAIN; ENVIRONMENTS; Psychology, Educational; Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications; Psychology, Mathematical
Drawing on research regarding the utility of coworker support in mitigating work/family conflict, the authors developed a scale to measure Coworker-enacted Informal Work Accommodations to Family (C-IWAF). C-IWAF differs from coworker support in that it describes actual behaviors coworkers engage in to help one another deal with incompatible work and family demands. Results based on a sample of 390 working caregivers provide support for the independence of C-IWAF from other forms of coworker support. Analyses of the factor structure obtained for this instrument indicate that C-IWAF is composed of six unique factors: child care assistance, facilitating telework, continuing work modification, short-term work modification, helping behavior, and deviating behavior. Implications of these results for research and practice are discussed.
Educational and Psychological Measurement
"Coworker Informal Work Accommodations to Family: Scale Development and Validation" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 538.