Work-Family Positive Spillover: Where Have we been and What Lies Ahead?

Kristi L. Zimmerman, Leslie B. Hammer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

14 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Occupational Health Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 1
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780470682654
StatePublished - Aug 13 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Ecological systems theory - useful framework for understanding integration of work and family
  • Enhancement hypothesis and work-family positive spillover
  • Examining positive side of work - coming into play in organizational psychology
  • Family facilitating work domain outcomes - family roles in parenting, enriching personal resources as self-esteem and competences
  • Focus of positive psychology - not just fixing what is broken but nurturing what is best
  • Greenhaus & Powell's (2006) theory of work-family enrichment
  • Need for theoretical models - studying process of work-family positive spillover
  • Positive psychology movement and Martin Seligman - works in area of optimism and happiness
  • Work-family positive spillover - where have we been and what lies ahead
  • Work-family research, significant element of field of occupational health psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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