Presenter Information

Alexis McCoyFollow
David EarnestFollow

Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Much like the typical employee, college students are often involved in a multitude of activities beyond the classroom that make maintaining work life balance challenging. Research suggests that cultural exposure may influence an individual’s quality of work life perceptions. The present study aims to explore the impact of cultural experience, such as study abroad and international partner conversations, on the individual’s perception of their work life balance and the work life balance of others. Participants will first provide information regarding current work life balance, and cultural exposure, then they will be presented with employee vignettes, and finally, they will report their satisfaction with the work life balance of each employee’s situation as well as their own. Results will contribute to the field by investigating the relationship between cultural exposure and perceptions of work life balance in order to facilitate the recruitment and selection process. It is essential for organizations to understand and be aware of the impact that cultural experience can have on individuals to ensure that a potential employee’s work life balance values align with the values of the organization. By doing so, organizations will be able to offer positions to individuals that are best suited, while also matching applicants to appealing work life balance opportunities.

Date

October 2017

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Perceived Work Life Balance: Exploring the Influence of Cultural Experience on Work Life Balance Perceptions

Much like the typical employee, college students are often involved in a multitude of activities beyond the classroom that make maintaining work life balance challenging. Research suggests that cultural exposure may influence an individual’s quality of work life perceptions. The present study aims to explore the impact of cultural experience, such as study abroad and international partner conversations, on the individual’s perception of their work life balance and the work life balance of others. Participants will first provide information regarding current work life balance, and cultural exposure, then they will be presented with employee vignettes, and finally, they will report their satisfaction with the work life balance of each employee’s situation as well as their own. Results will contribute to the field by investigating the relationship between cultural exposure and perceptions of work life balance in order to facilitate the recruitment and selection process. It is essential for organizations to understand and be aware of the impact that cultural experience can have on individuals to ensure that a potential employee’s work life balance values align with the values of the organization. By doing so, organizations will be able to offer positions to individuals that are best suited, while also matching applicants to appealing work life balance opportunities.