publication . Article . 2010

Family involvement and helping behaviour in teams

Brummelhuis, L.L. ten; Lippe, T. van der; Kluwer, E.S.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
Helping behavior at work has become increasingly important, with organizations making more and more use of cooperative work practices. The difficulty is that employees are facing growing demands beyond the workplace. This study investigates the mechanisms by which family involvement (family structure, family tasks, family support) affects helping behavior in teams. Based on a sample of 495 team members, the results show that having a supportive partner and performing care tasks increase helping behavior via enhanced fulfillment and skills. Having young children is directly and negatively related to helping behavior. The authors also conducted separate analyses f...
free text keywords: teamwork, work–family balance, cooperation, family demands, helping behavior
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