Title

Do parental leave policies affect organizational attitudes of employees?

Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Organizational attitudes of employees can be influenced by organizational practices, including effective parental leave policies. The demonstrated preferences for fair, inclusive, and more progressive work-life policies (Gault & Lovell, 2006) suggest that updating and broadening current parental leave policy is a concrete way in which employers may increase favorable employee attitudes, such as job satisfaction. The hypothesis proposed is that the more satisfaction employees have in respect to their organization’s parental leave policy, the more positive their attitudes toward the organization will be. Participants will be current employees (across job titles) at a southeastern university. Data will be collected using anonymous online self-report instruments, including a survey of experiences, satisfaction, and preferences of parental leave policy (developed for the current study), the Job Descriptive Index (Gregson, 1987), and demographics.

Date

10-22-2016

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

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Do parental leave policies affect organizational attitudes of employees?

Organizational attitudes of employees can be influenced by organizational practices, including effective parental leave policies. The demonstrated preferences for fair, inclusive, and more progressive work-life policies (Gault & Lovell, 2006) suggest that updating and broadening current parental leave policy is a concrete way in which employers may increase favorable employee attitudes, such as job satisfaction. The hypothesis proposed is that the more satisfaction employees have in respect to their organization’s parental leave policy, the more positive their attitudes toward the organization will be. Participants will be current employees (across job titles) at a southeastern university. Data will be collected using anonymous online self-report instruments, including a survey of experiences, satisfaction, and preferences of parental leave policy (developed for the current study), the Job Descriptive Index (Gregson, 1987), and demographics.