TitleWorkplace Flexibility and Daily Stress Processes in Hotel Employees and their Children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAlmeida, DM, Davis, KD
JournalAnn Am Acad Pol Soc Sci
Date Published2011 Nov

<p>Our research aims to understand the consequences of inadequate workplace flexibility through the lens of daily stress processes. Using a sample of hourly hotel employees with children aged 10 to 18 who participated in a daily diary study, we compared workers with low and high flexibility on stressor exposure, reactivity, and transmission. Our findings showed a consistent pattern of hourly workers with low flexibility having greater exposure to work stressors in general and to work place arguments in particular. Workers with low flexibility were also more emotional and physically reactive to work stressors. There was some evidence of stressor transmission to children when parents had low flexibility. Increasing workplace flexibility could serve as a protective factor in exposure and reactivity to stressors that are experienced in daily life.</p>

Alternate JournalAnn Am Acad Pol Soc Sci
PubMed ID23833321
PubMed Central IDPMC3700378
Grant ListU01 HD051217 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051256 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG027669 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051276 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051218 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States