The Countervailing Effects of Partner Cultural Intelligence on Global Worker Job Attitudes

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Recognizing the importance of both work and family on employee attitudes and behaviors, management scholars have extensively studied the negative (i.e., conflict) spillover between these two domains. Recently, attention has also been given to the positive (i.e., enrichment and balance) aspects of the work-family interface. The vast majority of these endeavors, however, have adopted a single-source, cross-sectional approach focusing on mean levels rather than episodic occurrences. Much less effort has been directed toward understanding (1) interpersonal exchanges between individuals occupying different role domains, and (2) episodic events that trigger daily fluctuations in work-family balance. In this symposium, we present four methodologically rigorous empirical studies with diverse samples (domestic employees from China and the United States and international assignees) that focus on these issues. After the presentations, the discussant will engage the audience in a dialogue with the presenters to consider both theoretical and methodological suggestions for future research.


Academy of Management Annual Conference (AOM)


Anaheim, CA