Supervisory support in Slovenian and Dutch organizations

A contextualizing approach

Laura den Dulk, B. Peper, Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, Miroljub Ignjatović

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Abstract

This paper builds on the influential work of Suzan Lewis examining how employees’ work–life experiences are shaped by different layers of context. Our approach is therefore a comparative one using data from four organizational contexts in two countries, the Netherlands and Slovenia. Within each organization, we examine the role of different types of supervisory support (specific family support and general support) and the quality of the relationship between supervisor and subordinate (LMX) in work-to-family conflict, enrichment, and work–life balance satisfaction. Findings indicate that in a context with a high level of national policy support, some dimensions of family support are seen as part of general supervisory support. Moreover, the role of supervisory support and the leader–member exchange relationship differs between organizational contexts and the outcomes considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-212
JournalCommunity, Work & Family
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • supervisory support, LMX, work–family conflict, work–life balance, work–life policies

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den Dulk, Laura ; Peper, B. ; Kanjuo Mrčela, Aleksandra ; Ignjatović, Miroljub. / Supervisory support in Slovenian and Dutch organizations : A contextualizing approach. In: Community, Work & Family. 2016 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 193-212.
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Supervisory support in Slovenian and Dutch organizations : A contextualizing approach. / den Dulk, Laura; Peper, B.; Kanjuo Mrčela, Aleksandra; Ignjatović, Miroljub.

In: Community, Work & Family, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2016, p. 193-212.

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