Flexibel werken en het werk-thuis conflict | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424


Flexible work and the work-home conflict

Flexible work and the work-home conflict

The aim of this study was to examine: i) to what extent motherhood ideology and work-home culture are related to the utilization of (flexible and care-related) arrangements and work hours, and ii) how utilization of these arrangements is associated with work-home and home-work conflict. These research questions have been studied among 387 Dutch employees from various branches (health care, government, financial & commercial services, and production). We found that employees who agree with a motherhood ideology in which women are held primary responsible for household and care giving made little use of flexible arrangements. Furthermore, support in utilizing work-home arrangements was positively related to the utilization of work-home arrangements. Governmental employees reported higher levels of work-home conflict compared to those working in healthcare or production. Finally, employees working many hours per week experienced more work-home conflict than those working less hours. Implications are discussed.


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