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Why Use Flexible Work Arrangements? A Policy Capturing Study Examining the Factors Related to Flexible Work Arrangement Utilization

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaplan, Seth A.
dc.contributor.author Vega, Ronald Peter
dc.creator Vega, Ronald Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-29T18:40:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-29T18:40:40Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9648
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the decision-making process that goes into whether or not an employee enrolls in a flexible work arrangement (FWA). The effects of five work and life factors (having a family, having a stressful commute, having supervisor support for FWAs, having less interdependent work tasks, and having fewer workplace friendships) on an individual's decision to enroll in a FWA are examined. Additionally, unlike in previous studies, four specific FWAs (full-time telework, part-time telework, flextime, and compressed work schedule) are considered independently via a policy capturing methodology. Results (n=241) suggest that individuals evaluate all FWAs similarly, regardless of the FWA about which they are responding. Supervisor support for FWA use is by far the strongest predictor of likely FWA use. A final issue addressed in this paper is whether actual experience with the work and life factors under investigation impact participants' responses to the hypothetical scenarios presented in the policy capturing study. Results showed that actual experience with the factors did not impact the substantive results of this policy capturing study. Discussion focuses on the contributions of the study to the FWA and policy capturing literature and implications of the results for practitioners.
dc.format.extent 128 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Ronald Peter Vega
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject Flexible Work Arrangement en_US
dc.subject Flextime en_US
dc.subject Policy capturing en_US
dc.subject Telework en_US
dc.subject Work/Life Balance en_US
dc.title Why Use Flexible Work Arrangements? A Policy Capturing Study Examining the Factors Related to Flexible Work Arrangement Utilization
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Concentration en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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