Title Is the Institutional Environment a Challenge for the Well-Being of Female Managers in Europe? The Mediating Effect of Work-Life Balance and Role Clarity Practices in the Workplace
Authors Cuellar-Molina, Deybbi, Garcia-Cabrera, Antonia M., LUCIA CASADEMUNT, ANA MARÍA, LUCIA CASADEMUNT, ANA MARÍA
External publication No
Means Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 2.46800
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85052509076&doi=10.3390%2fijerph15091813&partnerID=40&md5=c359e429705da7aa3b761f11ba906ea6
Publication date 01/09/2018
ISI 000445765600022
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85052509076
DOI 10.3390/ijerph15091813
Abstract The advancement of women to top management positions positively affects firm competitiveness. However, this advancement may also negatively affect individuals as women find themselves forced to overwork to match their male counterparts in organisations, which can cause a decrease in their professional well-being. Although the literature highlights that human resource practices (HRPs) have a positive impact on well-being, it also warns that national institutions may condition the adoption of HRPs by organisations. If that is true, institutions may become either a challenge toor trigger forfemale managers' well-being. Accordingly, this study analyses the effects of institutions and the mediating effects of HRPs on the influence that is exerted by institutions on well-being. The empirical analysis, which was carried out on a sample of 575 female managers located in 27 European countries, confirms the direct and indirect effects (through HRPs for work-life balance and role clarity) of institutions on female managers' well-being at work.
Keywords employee well-being; human resource practices; institutional theory; female managers; European countries
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