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January 2017

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Boris B. Baltes


My goals for this study were threefold. First, the present study entailed the development of a new measure of nonparent-friendly organizational climate (NPFC). The second aim of this study was to link NPFC to important work outcomes such as affective commitment, burnout, and work to personal life interference, specifically for nonparent employees. The third goal was to demonstrate the construct validity of the newly developed measure of NPFC by examining its relationship with work-family culture. The measure of NPFC developed in the present study and the implications of relationships anticipated were also explored in terms of their relevance to both academicians and practitioners concerned with the experiences and outcomes of nonparent employees, a population which has increasingly become a focus of researchers interested in the work-family concerns of employees whose family arrangements do fit the conceptualization of family often taken in the work-family literature.

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