Programme knowledge and value of work-family practices and organizational commitment

Jarrod M. Haar, Chester S. Spell

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This study examined the relationship between the programme knowledge and value of work-family practices and organizational commitment. Employee programme knowledge of work-family policies was significantly related to affective commitment. This finding suggests that organizations should pay attention to how much their employees know about work-family benefits and how practices can be accessed. While the value of paid parental leave was positively related to normative commitment, the perceived value of childcare policy was negatively associated with both affective and normative commitment. These findings suggest that organizations must be aware that how employees perceive work-family practices can influence their commitment towards the organization. Specifically, practices that are viewed as having minimal value might actually lead to a reduction in commitment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1055
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


  • Organizational commitment
  • Programme knowledge
  • Social exchange theory
  • Work-family practices


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