Creating Balance?

International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals

Editors: Kaiser, S., Ringlstetter, M.J., Eikhof, D.R., Pina e Cunha, M. (Eds.)

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A satisfactory and healthy integration of work with other life domains is one of the key challenges of modern society. Work-life balance and work-life integration have become focal points of today’s human resource management practice and theory. Professionals who have been described as “extreme workers” regarding their work hours and engagement are under particular pressure to balance work and ”the rest of life”.

This collection maps the increasingly extensive discussion of work-life issues for professionals and discusses key aspects in depth. What is work-life integration? What are the specific challenges for professionals? How do they manage their blurred work-life boundaries? How can companies intervene? Internationally leading authors discuss antecedents and individual and organizational outcomes of work-life integration, gender-specific perspectives and challenges as well as the use and usefulness of corporate work-life balance initiatives. In five sections distinguished researchers from across the world present experiences and research findings to provide a compendium of academic and applied research on the work-life integration of professionals. Cutting-edge research and novel theoretical perspectives make this collection a source of knowledge and inspiration for academic and business audiences interested in work-life integration issues in general and in the case of professionals in particular.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Integrating Professional Work and Life: Conditions, Outcomes and Resources

    Reindl, Cornelia U. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Introducing Theoretical Approaches to Work-Life Balance and Testing a New Typology Among Professionals

    Rantanen, Johanna (et al.)

    Pages 27-46

  • From ‘Balancers’ to ‘Integrators’? Young Professionals’ Talk About ‘Work’ and the Rest of ‘Life’ in the UK

    Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Redefining Success: The Foundation for Creating Work-Life Balance

    Whittington, J. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 65-77

  • Personality and Work-Life Integration

    Michel, Jesse S. (et al.)

    Pages 81-99

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Balance?
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals
Editors
  • Stephan Kaiser
  • Max Josef Ringlstetter
  • Doris Ruth Eikhof
  • Miguel Pina e Cunha
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16199-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16199-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16198-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42360-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 328
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