Handbook of Management Scales/Creative work-family management

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Creative work-family management (alpha = 0.86)[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Drawing on social support theory and using data from two samples of lower wage workers, the authors develop and validate a measure of family supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB). FSSB is conceptualized as a multidimensional superordinate construct with four subordinate dimensions: emotional support, instrumental support, role modeling behaviors, and creative work-family management. Results from multilevel confirmatory factor analyses and multilevel regression analyses provide evidence of construct, criterion-related, and incremental validity.

Definition[edit | edit source]

Family supportive supervisor behaviors are defined as behaviors exhibited by supervisors that are supportive of families.

Creative work-family management is proactive and is defined as managerial-initiated actions to restructure work to facilitate employee effectiveness on and off the job.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • My supervisor thinks about how the work in my department can be organized to jointly benefit employees and the company.
  • My supervisor asks for suggestions to make it easier for employees to balance work and nonwork demands.
  • My supervisor is creative in reallocating job duties to help my department work better as a team.
  • My supervisor is able to manage the department as a whole team to enable everyone’s needs to be met.

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