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Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope
This book aims to promote individuals’ personal and vocational wellbeing through an increased awareness on the invaluable nature of the positive role interaction between work and family contexts. Built upon rich theoretical and empirical evidence in the existing literature, the book presents a research study focusing on the construct of work-family enrichment, one of several constructs representing the positive interdependencies of work and family roles. It illustrates vividly how the psychological process of enrichment takes place, demonstrating movements and correlations between various variables and dynamics in the process. Through a critical eye, findings of the current research contribute to greater understanding of the positive linkages between work and family role participation. The book concludes with a synopsis of the newly expanded, innovative, and comprehensive framework of worklife and family life enrichment, highlighting the implications for theory, research, and practice. Researchers, scholars, and practitioners in various walks of social sciences can benefit form this book, especially those who work in areas of vocational and career psychology, organizational and industrial psychology, health psychology, counselling psychology, human resource management and development, and other related fields. Nevertheless, readers do not have to be experts in these human services realms only. Lay workers across professions can enjoy the insights and intelligence from this book for their own work-family wellbeing.
1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical and Empirical Foundation; 3. Research Approach; 4. Role Salience Trends, Quality of Life, and the Elaborated Model; 5. Categories of Resources; 6. Categories of Positive Affect; 7. Categories of Performance Improvement; 8. New Learnings About the Process of Enrichment; 9. A New and Enriched Framework; Appendix – Research Interview Questions; References; About the Authors; Index