Organizational influences on work–home boundary permeability: A multidimensional perspective

Johnna Capitano, Kristie L. McAlpine, Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

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Abstract

A core concept of work–home interface research is boundary permeability – the frequency with which elements from one domain cross, or permeate, the boundary of another domain. Yet, there remains ambiguity as to what these elements are and how these permeations impact important outcomes such as role satisfaction and role performance. The authors introduce a multidimensional perspective of work–home boundary permeability, identifying five forms of boundary permeation: task, psychological, role referencing, object, and people. Furthermore, based on the notion that employee control over boundary permeability behavior is the key to achieving role satisfaction and role performance, the authors examine how organizations’ HR practices, leadership, and norms impact employee control over boundary permeability in the work and home domains. The authors conclude with an agenda for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages133-172
Number of pages40
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Volume37
ISSN (Print)0742-7301

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Keywords

  • Boundary control
  • Boundary theory
  • Human resources management
  • Multidimensional
  • Permeability
  • Work-home interface

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