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Work-to-family enrichment and voice behavior in China: The role of modernity

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There is a lack of knowledge in the literature regarding the effects of the work-family interface on employees’ behaviors while taking into consideration of cultural values in developing countries. This study investigates the impact of work-to-family enrichment on employees’ voice behavior by focusing on the moderating role of modernity in a Chinese setting. Results from a survey of 230 Chinese married managers indicate that work-to-family enrichment positively influences voice behavior. In addition, the enrichment-voice relationship is weaker when modernity is high rather than low. The findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications for human resource management.

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Zhang, H., Zhou, X., Wang, Y. et al. Work-to-family enrichment and voice behavior in China: The role of modernity. Front. Bus. Res. China 5, 199–218 (2011) doi:10.1007/s11782-011-0128-1

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Keywords

  • voice behavior
  • work-to-family enrichment
  • China
  • modernity