Family-responsive variables and retention-relevant outcomes among employed parents

Samuel Aryee, Vivienne Luk, Raymond Stone

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This study examined the influence offamily-responsive variables and the moderating influence of gender on the retention-relevant outcomes of organizational commitment and turnover intentions. Data were obtained with the aid of structured questionnaires from employed parents (N = 228) in a human service authority in Hong Kong. Results of regression analysis revealed that satisfaction with work schedule flexibility and supervisor work family support were related to both retention-relevant outcomes. Contrary to our prediction, gender did not moderate the influence of any of the family-responsive variables on the retention-relevant outcomes. Limitations of the study, directions for future research and implications of the findings for enhancing the effectiveness of family-responsive human resource policies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-87
Number of pages15
JournalHuman Relations
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Family-responsive variables
  • employed parents
  • retention-relevant outcomes


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