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Work-Family Enrichment: Literature Review

1 HRM, XLRI Jamshedpur, India

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In the earlier days, the interaction between work and family was explored primarily from the conflict perspective. Later on, researchers focused on understanding and explaining the bi-directional work-family enrichment, i.e., work-to-family enrichment (WFE) and family-to-work enrichment (FWE). Based on work-family enrichment framework located in the positive interface domain of work and family, this paper systemat ically reviews a large body of empirical literature and proposed a theoretical framework. Specifically, the authors discuss in detail the antecedents and outcomes, moderating and mediating roles as studied in WFE and FWE domains, and build up the nomological framework. The paper also identifies sparsely worked areas and limitations and suggests future scope of research herein.


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Munmun Goswami
HRM, XLRI Jamshedpur, India
Anita Sarkar
HRM, XLRI Jamshedpur, India


In the earlier days, the interaction between work and family was explored primarily from the conflict perspective. Later on, researchers focused on understanding and explaining the bi-directional work-family enrichment, i.e., work-to-family enrichment (WFE) and family-to-work enrichment (FWE). Based on work-family enrichment framework located in the positive interface domain of work and family, this paper systemat ically reviews a large body of empirical literature and proposed a theoretical framework. Specifically, the authors discuss in detail the antecedents and outcomes, moderating and mediating roles as studied in WFE and FWE domains, and build up the nomological framework. The paper also identifies sparsely worked areas and limitations and suggests future scope of research herein.


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