By using survey data from a study currently taking place at a Boeing facility, this research explores the effects that work skills have on people's family lives. The responses were overwhelmingly positive. Past studies emphasizing the importance of a supportive supervisor and positive relationships with family were supported as was the concept of "isomorphism" or similarity of behavior patterning at work and at home. Past studies regarding gender differences were not supported.
Stanley-Stevens, Leslie; Yeatts, Dale E.; and Thibodeaux, Mary
"The Tranfer of Work Experiences into Family Life: An Introductory Study of Workers in Self-Managed Work Teams,"
Clinical Sociology Review:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol11/iss1/8