Handbook of Management Scales/Role model

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Role model (alpha = 0.86)[edit | edit source]

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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.

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

Role modeling behaviors refers to supervisors demonstrating how to integrate work and family through modeling behaviors on the job. Here, role modeling can be defined as the extent to which supervisors provide examples of strategies and behaviors that employees believe will lead to desirable work-life outcomes.

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  • My supervisor is a good role model for work and nonwork balance.
  • My supervisor demonstrates effective behaviors in how to juggle work and nonwork balance.
  • My supervisor demonstrates how a person can jointly be successful on and off the job.

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