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When family considerations influence work decisions: decision-making processes

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number3
Volume81
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)322-329
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The work–family literature has provided an abundance of evidence that various family factors are linked to various work decisions, suggesting that the “family-relatedness” of work decisions is a prevalent phenomenon (Greenhaus & Powell, 2012). However, the cognitive processes by which such linkages occur have received little attention. We offer a framework by which to examine individuals' decision-making processes when they take family considerations into account in their work decisions. The framework suggests stages through which individuals proceed when making a work decision that takes family considerations into account and cognitive processes that influence how they proceed through each stage.