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2 - A Comprehensive Review and Synthesis of the Cross-Cultural Work–Family Literature

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 April 2018

Kristen M. Shockley
University of Georgia
Winny Shen
University of Waterloo, Ontario
Ryan C. Johnson
Ohio University
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Work-family issues have increasingly gained attention across the globe, prompting researchers to conduct cross-cultural comparisons. However, to our knowledge, no comprehensive review of this literature exists. Without such a review, this literature is difficult to synthesize, given the various countries included as well as the different types of research questions addressed due to the cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of this work. The goal of this chapter is to address this gap by summarizing the extant quantitative cross-cultural work-family literature. We do so by providing a table that lists the cross-cultural focus of each work-family study from the literature, the countries included, and the findings regarding cultural similarities and differences. We also synthesize the results of these studies via a narrative review and provide recommendations for future research.
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