Telework: A Way to Balance Work and Family or an Increase in Work-Family Conflict?

Telework: A Way to Balance Work and Family or an Increase in Work-Family Conflict?

Telework: A Way to Balance Work and Family or an Increase in Work-Family Conflict?

Telework: A Way to Balance Work and Family or an Increase in Work-Family Conflict?s

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Référence bibliographique [2836]

Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle, Paquet, Renaud et Najem, Elmustapha. 2006. «Telework: A Way to Balance Work and Family or an Increase in Work-Family Conflict? ». Canadian Journal of Communication, vol. 31, no 3, p. 715-731.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« Determine whether telework or working from home had increased in Canada over recent years and wether this was in any way due to work-family balancing concerns. » (p. 716)

Questions/hypothèses :
« Is telework actually used in a work-family perspective or not, and are women or workers with children more inclined to telework? » (p. 720)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données tirées du sondage Workplace Employee Survey (WES) de Statistiques Canada

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique et analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« Some see in telework a way to better balance professional and personal or family responsabilities. We analyzed the data on telework in the Workplace Employee Survey (WES) and found that only a small percentage of workers indicate that they telework because of family obligations, while for two thirds, it is because of employers’ demands. Data is compared according to gender and number of children, and again this highlights the fact that work-family balance is not the main reason for working at home. The data show that it is employers’ requirements that explain the majority of hours of work done at home. » (résumé)