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A Win-Win Paradigm for Quality of Work Life and Business Performance. [and] Invited Reaction: Comments on Lau and May's Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Lau and May's study of 58 "best U.S. companies to work for" and 88 top Standard and Poor's companies suggests that companies with high quality of working life can also enjoy exceptional growth and profitability. Schurman's critique notes that their sample does not reflect conditions in the majority of U.S. employers. (SK)|

Lau, R. S. M.; May, Bruce E.; Schurman, Susan J.

1998-01-01

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75 FR 53716 - Invitation for Membership on Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...profession, this appointive process ensures expression of a broad spectrum of viewpoints. All members of the Advisory Committee will be...OPR, Internal Revenue Service, Attn: Executive Director IR-7238, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC...

2010-09-01

3

Work\\/life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much is being written about redesigning work to help encourage work\\/life balance. Companies are beginning to recognize signs of burnout. As a result, they are realizing that unless people can have balance in their lives, their productivity will suffer. Companies need to recognize their culpability and responsibility in this sphere in order to help employees create a healthier lifestyle, which

E. L. Berman

2002-01-01

4

Tautologies of work life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This conceptual contribution resembles the central theme of the 2002 SUSTAIN meeting and is about tautologies of Work Life Balance. It will be argued, that in Open- Systems Thinking the tautological character of work and non-work is obscured because the system and its environment are defined in an inclusive way (the system is part of the environment). When we observe

Frans M. van Eijnatten; Jan-Peter Vos

2002-01-01

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Quality of Work Life: A Participative Management Process that Works.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To improve the quality of education, Duluth Public Schools (Minnesota) implemented a participative management program using a Quality of Work Life process developed by a diversified labor management committee. The process, which recognizes the skills and creativity of all staff, solves everyday problems while building greater staff commitment to…

Moeser, Elliott L.; Golen, Leonard L.

1987-01-01

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78 FR 51727 - Announcement of the Second 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting and Invitation for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee will develop recommendations based on the preponderance of current scientific and medical knowledge using a systematic review approach. The DGAC will examine the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, take into consideration new...

2013-08-21

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Representations of work—life balance support  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores how employers portray themselves as supporters of work—life balance (WLB) in texts found on 24 websites of 10 different companies. With a theoretical framework based on a critical reflection on strategic HRM, feminist studies of organizational culture and hegemonic power processes, we examine implicit and explicit messages of work, life, and WLB support. We study the cultural

Samula Mescher; Yvonne Benschop; Hans Doorewaard

2010-01-01

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The Meaning of Work\\/Life: A Corporate Ideology of Work\\/Life Balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizations wield great power over the structure of contemporary life. Using the rhetorical method of cluster analysis, we investigated the construction of work\\/life issues on Web sites of companies on Fortune's 2004 list of “100 Best Companies to Work for.” By identifying key terms and the terms that clustered around them, we uncovered a corporate ideology of work\\/life: 1) work

Mary F. Hoffman; Renee L. Cowan

2008-01-01

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Challenges of OHS for changing working life  

Microsoft Academic Search

The background for the considerations of this article is changing working life and its demands to occupational health services (OHS). It can be said that the needs and the demands of the clients are more versatile than ever before. Today the OHS personnel are facing a variety of complex problems. The OHS Act 2001 defines very clearly and loyally the

Kaj Husman; Päivi Husman

2006-01-01

10

Work-Life ‘Balance’ in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although work-life ‘balance’ is an EU policy priority, within Europe there are considerable variations in the nature and extent of supports that national governments have offered to dual-earner families. In general, the Nordic welfare states offer the highest level of supports, although other countries, such as France, have historically offered extensive childcare supports to working mothers. We examine national variations

Rosemary Crompton; Clare Lyonette

2006-01-01

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How's the Quality of Your Work Life?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of an effort to improve the quality of work life, an Employees Communication and Development Council was formed at the West Bloomfield School District of Orchard Lake, Michigan. The council concentrates on improving the district's internal communications and planning for staff development activities. (PP)|

Stephens, Gail M.

1983-01-01

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Committees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR POSITRON WORKSHOP Roberto S Brusa (Italy) Michael Charlton (UK) Arnab S Ghosh (India) Franco A Gianturco (Italy) Gleb F Gribakin (UK) John Humberston (UK) Helge Knudsen (Denmark) Akos Kover (Hungary) Gaetana Laricchia (UK) Marco AP Lima (Brazil) Allen Mills (USA) Yasuyuki Nagashima (Japan) Clifford M Surko (USA) James Walters (UK) Sandra Ward (USA) LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR POSITRON WORKSHOP Radu I Campeanu (York, Chairman) Jurij W Darewych (York) Allan D Stauffer (York) Cody Storry (York)

2010-01-01

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Computers' impact on productivity and work life  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid spread of computer and telecommunication technologies throughout white-collar work has forced researchers to consider their impacts on the people who use them. The present study uses a multi-method, lagged, time-series design to examine the impact of a computerized record system on the work life of customer service representatives in a large utility company. Results show that the computer technology

Susan Dumais; Robert Kraut; Susan Koch

1988-01-01

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Radiology employees' quality of work life.  

PubMed

Quality of work Life (QWL) originates from interactions between employees' needs and relative organizational resources. QWL is aimed to improve and retain employees' satisfaction, productivity and effectiveness of all organizations. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 15 Tehran University of Medical Sciences. A Cross-Sectional, descriptive study was conducted among 15 Tehran University of Medical Sciences' Hospitals' Radiology Departments' Employees by QWL questionnaire. Respondents were asked to express their attitudes about a range of key factors as the most important issues impacting their QWL. The data was collected and analyzed by SPSS version 15 software. Most of the respondents indicated that they were unsatisfied and very unsatisfied with key factors of their QWL. Comparison of QWL key factors of TUMS radiology employees with the other countries indicated that most of the employees are unsatisfied with their poor QWL factors. We hope, the implications of these findings deliberate to improve QWL within each of TUMS hospitals radiology departments and also be relevant and value to policymakers of healthcare organizations in Iran. PMID:22592575

Dargahi, Hussein; Changizi, Vahid; Jazayeri Gharabagh, Elaheh

2012-01-01

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Workaholism, work stress, work-life imbalance: exploring gender's role  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine potential differences between male and female workaholics in relation to work stress and work-life imbalance; also to test for gender as a moderator in the relation between workaholism with work stress and work-life imbalance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An exploratory approach was used to examine employees on workaholism, work stress, and work-life

Shahnaz Aziz; Jamie Cunningham

2008-01-01

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Managing the Work-Life Balancing Act: An Introductory Exercise  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although work-life balance is an important issue for individuals and organizations, most organizational behavior textbooks devote only a few paragraphs to the topic or do not include it at all. This activity was designed to introduce or complement a lecture on work-life balance and does so by asking the students to consider work-life balance from both a personal and managerial

Cynthia A. Thompson

2002-01-01

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Working Parents' Use of Work-Life Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine working parent’s use of work-life policies in three financial sector organizations in the Netherlands. We analyse the barriers and support regarding\\u000athe actual take up of work-life policies by working parents and to what extent this in turn influence their experienced work-life balance. We collected survey data in three\\u000aDutch financial sector organizations: one public

Laura den Dulk; A. Peper

2007-01-01

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Quality of Work Life: The Issues in the Debate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Diverse opinions are held by workers, union officials, and labor researchers about the importance of the quality of working life to workers. Major issues in this debate focus on the following questions: (1) Is there a workers' movement to improve the quality of working life? (2) Do workers seek meaning and self-fulfillment in their jobs? (3) Can…

Nash, Al

19

Towards Improving the Quality of Work Life in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Addressing the need to consider ways in which the quality of educator work life can be improved, the author uses J. Walton's eight-point definition of the quality of work life as a framework for discussion. The eight points include (1) adequate and fair compensation, in which financial incentives are provided for advanced coursework; (2) safe and…

Wood, J. M.

20

Starting Labor-Management Quality of Work Life Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes the experiences of the Massachusetts Quality of Working Life Center in assisting the attempted and actual start-up of a number of quality of work life (QWL) programs in 1976 and 1977 and in providing ongoing assistance. Lessons learned by the three sites the center launched, other sites, as well as those sites that chose…

Brower, Michael

21

Work-Life Balance: Beyond the Rhetoric. IES Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current status of British policy and practice related to work-life balance was examined through case studies of six organizations identified as having well-developed work-life balance and flexible working practices. Interviews were conducted with human resource (HR) managers at all six organizations, and interviews and focus group discussions…

Kodz, J.; Harper, H.; Dench, S.

22

Organisational culture and work-life conflict in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article employs linear regression techniques to model the variables associated with work-life balance outcomes of employees. Using data from employee surveys carried out in four financial sector companies in Scotland, it was found that while the level of perceived availability did not have an impact on work-life balance, organisational culture was significantly associated. This indicates that without a supportive

Sue Bond

2004-01-01

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An examination of work-life balance perspectives of accountants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Finding the balance between career and personal life has always been a challenge for working people. Work-life balance refers to people spending sufficient time at their jobs while also spending adequate time on other pursuits, such as family, hobbies, and community involvement. This study addresses two research questions. The first examines the importance people place on work-life balance. The second

Katherine T. Smith; L. Murphy Smith; Tracy R. Brower

2011-01-01

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Relationship between Work-Life Conflict/Work-Life Balance and Operational Effectiveness in the Canadian Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report reviews studies that have been conducted on work-life conflict/work-life balance and its relationship to operational effectiveness. The majority of studies that are reviewed in this report focus on this issue within the Canadian Forces (CF). W...

D. I. Pickering

2006-01-01

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Quality of work life: experiences of Iranian nurses.  

PubMed

The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of Iranian nurses concerning their quality of work life. A purposive sample of nurses (n = 14) was recruited from two university hospitals. The data were collected through unstructured interviews and were analyzed by using qualitative content analysis. The results indicated that the participants discerned their quality of work life by assessing how favorable were their working conditions, the level of fulfilment of their personal needs, and the impact of their working conditions on their private life and their social life. Three main themes were identified: quality of work life, as experienced from a personal perspective; quality of work life, as experienced from a sociocultural perspective; and quality of work life, as experienced from an organizational-professional perspective. The results of the present study will help Iranian nurse administrators to adopt effective strategies in order to improve nurses' quality of work life. Future research can broaden the scope of the current results and offer a more comprehensive understanding of nurses' quality of work life. PMID:21392196

Vagharseyyedin, Seyyed Abolfazl; Vanaki, Zohreh; Mohammadi, Eesa

2011-03-10

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Starting Labor: Management Quality of Work Life Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The booklet defines quality of work life programs and describes specific steps organizations should take to successfully begin such efforts. These include union involvement, realistic expectations, joint visioning of the future, formal training, and evalu...

M. Brower

1988-01-01

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77 FR 29705 - Dodd-Frank Investor Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The agenda for the meeting includes initial remarks by Commissioners, introduction of the Committee members, consideration of the Committee's charter and bylaws,...

2012-05-18

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76 FR 63679 - Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The agenda for the meeting includes opening remarks, introduction of Committee members, discussion of the Committee's agenda and organization, and discussion of capital...

2011-10-13

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Work-Life Balance: How Life Coaching Can Help  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing dissatisfaction by the UK Government with the way that work increasingly dominates the lives of employees, particularly managers, at the expense of their family life, led to “Work-Life Balance Week”, part of the Government’s drive to encourage the idea of flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies and the enhancement of employees’ lives. The Work-Life Balance campaign, launched in March

Stewart McIntosh

2003-01-01

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Gendered dilemmas of the work-life balance in Hungary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to examine the gendered nature of work-life policies in and the work-life conflicts of managers in a multinational corporation in Hungary. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research is based on 30 qualitative interviews with male and female managers at junior, middle and senior management levels located in Unilevers Eastern European headquarters in Budapest. Findings

Herta Toth

2005-01-01

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Unbinding Time: Alternate Work Schedules and Work-Life Balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the possibility that alternate work schedules affect perceived work-life imbalance—the “time bind.” The results show that alternate schedules per se do not “unbind” time. However, perceived control of work schedules increases work-life balance net of family and work characteristics. The most consistent family characteristic predicting imbalance is being a parent. The most consistent work characteristic predicting imbalance is

Mark Tausig; Rudy Fenwick

2001-01-01

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Work-life balance, management practices and productivity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do “Anglo-Saxon” management practices generate higher productivity only at the expense of lousy work-life balance (WLB) for workers? Many critics of “neo-libéralisme sauvage” have argued that increased competition from globalisation is damaging employees’ quality of life. Others have argued the opposite that improving work-life balance is actually a competitive tool that companies can use to raise productivity. We try to

Nick Bloom; Tobias Kretschmer; John Van Reenen

2006-01-01

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Learning through working life: self and individuals’ agentic action  

Microsoft Academic Search

An individual’s capacity to be effective throughout their working life is now claimed to be necessary to sustain individual, local and national well?being. Yet without knowing more about an individual’s motivations to continually learn throughout their working life, it remains uncertain how realistic these expectations are. This paper examines the transitions and continuities in a year in the working lives

STEPHEN BILLETT; MARGARITA PAVLOVA

2005-01-01

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COMMITTEES COMMITTEES  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE Chairman: Alexander G Petrov Director, Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Chairman Emeritus: Nikolay Kirov Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Local Organising Committee: Chairman: Alexander G Petrov Members: Diana Nesheva, Doriana Dimova-Malinovska, Eleonora Popova, Lyubomila Dedinska, Christo Popov, Vasil Lovchinov, Marina Primatarowa, Emilia Vlaikova, Irina Velkova, Hassan Chamati PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Chairman: A G Petrov Members: D Alexandrov (Thunder Bay), V Celebonovic (Belgrade), D Dimova-Malinovska (Sofia), B Dulmet (Besancon), A Grechnikov (Moscow), M Gunes (Mugla), C Main (Dundee), D Nesheva (Sofia), M C Petty (Durham), M Popescu (Bucharest), S Reynolds (Dundee), K Shimakawa (Gifu), J Singh (Darwin), N Starbov (Sofia), M Tomilin (St Petersburg), Ph Vanderbemden (Liege), A Vaseashta (Washington) LOCAL SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL Chairman: A G Petrov Members: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences N Sabotinov (President) I Nedkov (Scientific Secretary, Physics) Institute of Solid State Physics N Kirov, D Nesheva, V Lovchinov, St Andreev, M Primatarowa Institute of Electronics R Enikov (Director) Central Lab. of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources D Dimova-Malinovska Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies V Saynov, N Starbov Central Lab. of Applied Physics R Kakanakov (Director) Sofia University - Faculty of Physics A Andreeva, S Russev (Heads of Departments)

2010-11-01

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Quality of Working Life (QWL) Applied to Educational Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been for over a century a movement for the humanization of work. The movement's two branches--a European one emphasizing worker alienation and structural change and a North American one emphasizing job enrichment--have converged somewhat as the concept of "quality of work life" (QWL) has emerged in the 1970's. Business concepts like QWL,…

Koch, E. L.

36

Work Life Improvements for Home Care Workers: Impact and Feasibility.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated four work life demonstration projects designed to upgrade home aide employment, reduce turnover, and increase continuity of care. Found that projects reduced worker turnover in experimental groups from 10 to 44 percentage points. Where it was measured, continuity of care also significantly improved. Local political, economic, and…

Feldman, Penny Hollander

1993-01-01

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The Secondary School Principal and Teachers' Quality of Work Life.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study shadowed and interviewed eight high school principals to identify and describe how these administrators' actions influenced teachers' quality of working life. Principals positively influenced the respect accorded teachers, teacher participation in decisions affecting their work, professional collaboration and interaction, use of skills…

Rossmiller, Richard A.

1992-01-01

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Flexible Training's Intrusion on Work/Life Balance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With more companies allowing "flextime", more access to elearning, and telecomuting, the line between workplace flexibility and work-life balance begins to blur. Companies "sell" to employees the flexibility of being able to complete training programs from the comfort of the participant's home, allowing them to learn at their own speed. In many…

Takiya, Seema; Archbold, Jennifer; Berge, Zane

2005-01-01

39

Work\\/life balance: senior management champions or laggards?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to examine the experience of, and attitudes towards, work\\/life balance (WLB) by female and male senior managers in a major Irish organisation for which WLB is now a strategic corporate objective. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected using an electronic questionnaire survey designed to obtain the views of female and male managers

Eileen Drew; Eamonn M. Murtagh

2005-01-01

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Gettysburg College Takes Work-Life Balance Seriously  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes the work-life benefits Gettysburg College offers its employees. 400 of Gettysburg's 725 full-time employees participate in the college's wellness program. About half of them stick with it long enough to earn discounts of up to $500 a year on their health-insurance premiums. The wellness program--which includes free…

Wilson, Robin

2009-01-01

41

Work-life balance initiatives: implications for women  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article uses evidence from a piece of action research conducted in the UK hospitality industry to explore the effectiveness of work-life balance initiatives in helping women progress to senior management. It explores the main barriers to women's progression and highlights the long hours associated with managerial roles as a major problem. The article shows that the business case which

Liz Doherty

2004-01-01

42

Measuring work-life balance using time diary data  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how time diaries facilitate the study of work-life balance. We first compare aggregate time spent in paid work, unpaid work, attending to personal needs, and free time across seven countries using the Multinational Time Use Study. We then measure the overlap of work with other activities in two ways. First, we map the timing of episodes of

Kimberly Fisher; Richard Layte

2004-01-01

43

Lives of female expatriates: work-life balance concerns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze female expatriates' work-life conflicts and enrichments which take place during the international assignment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 20 interviews were carried out with female expatriates. The interview data were content analyzed. Findings – The findings indicate that females have experiences of conflicts but also enrichment during international assignments. Both

Liisa Mäkelä; Vesa Suutari; Helene Mayerhofer

2011-01-01

44

Work–life balance: eastern and western perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast eastern and western perspectives on work–life balance (WLB). The study is based on (1) literature review; (2) secondary data on working hours and parental leave in different countries; (3) WLB policies and practices of 25 large firms of both western and eastern origins (from their respective websites); (4) WLB ratings

V. Chandra

2012-01-01

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PSYCHOMETRIC INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE WORK LIFE BALANCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contribution of the service sector to the national economy of India has been considered as an important factor in the determination of the nation al GDP and over the last few decades the issue of work-life balance (WLB) especially among the ser vice sector employees has been receiving increased attention. Even though some scales are av ailable for the measurement

V. M. Rincy; N. Panchanatham

2010-01-01

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Gettysburg College Takes Work-Life Balance Seriously  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the work-life benefits Gettysburg College offers its employees. 400 of Gettysburg's 725 full-time employees participate in the college's wellness program. About half of them stick with it long enough to earn discounts of up to $500 a year on their health-insurance premiums. The wellness program--which includes free on-campus…

Wilson, Robin

2009-01-01

47

Work-life ‘balance’ in Australia: Limited progress, dim prospects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article considers work-life balance in Australia and sets out the accumulating case in support of it, including the business, social, political and personal cases. The article reviews progress over the past year in the context of labour-market changes in the most recent decade, then considers recent responses, and finally weighs prospects for the future. The author is not optimistic

Barbara Pocock

2005-01-01

48

Recognising diversity in managing work life issues of flexpatriates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore flexpatriates' perceptions of work life balance (WLB) issues and identify possible adjustments of WLB programs to better meet the needs of flexpatriates. This paper investigates flexpatriates' challenges at the interface of personal and work lives and their perception of standard WLB programs and then proposes organizational adjustments to better meet

Helene Mayerhofer; Angelika Schmidt; Linley Hartmann; Regine Bendl

2011-01-01

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Understanding Quality of Working Life of Workers with Intellectual Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: This paper examines the perceived quality of working life of workers with intellectual disabilities. Specifically, this paper looks at participants' perceptions in relation to perceived job demands and resources and their impact on experienced job satisfaction. Methods: In this cross-sectional survey, 507 workers with intellectual…

Flores, Noelia; Jenaro, Cristina; Orgaz, M. Begona; Martin, M. Victoria

2011-01-01

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In Pursuit of Learning: Sensemaking the Quality of Work Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explore how employees make sense of their work context and its influence on their learning orientation to improve their quality of work life. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative data drawn from a dynamic online discussion that spanned three years were used in the content analysis. A total of 137 MBA…

Yeo, Roland K.; Li, Jessica

2013-01-01

51

Extrinsic and intrinsic determinants of quality of work life  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this research was to test whether extrinsic, intrinsic or “prior” traits best predict satisfaction with quality of work life (QWL) in health care. Extrinsic traits are salaries and other tangible benefits; intrinsic traits include skill levels, autonomy and challenge. Prior traits are those of the individuals involved, such as their gender or employment status. A survey of

David Lewis; Kevin Brazil; Paul Krueger; Lynne Lohfeld; Erin Tjam

2001-01-01

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Blended learning: communication, locations and work-life practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article discusses blended learning and how various delivery formats affect the way learning is situated in work-life practices. The authors approached this issue through an empirical study of an in-service training programme for middle-level managers in a number of case organisations. The programme used a combination of e-learning, textbooks and face-to-face seminars. The conclusion reached is that a purposeful

Carl Erik Moe; Ståle Angen Rye

2011-01-01

53

Trade union interventions in work-life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work-life balance has received increasing attention during the last decade but successful action to help employees to manage their work and non-work lives has been slow to develop and there has been a failure to translate policies into take-up. Trade union intervention might be expected to help resolve these problems but evidence on their role has been limited. The current

Mike Rigby; Fiona OBrien-Smith

2010-01-01

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TIME-USE DATA AND WORK-LIFE POLICY DEVELOPMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work-life balance is a relatively recent social policy concern in New Zealand. This research note illustrates how the New Zealand Time Use Survey can provide an understanding of the way New Zealanders manage their work and family lives. It shows that while a significant proportion of individuals undertake some paid work outside of core Monday-to-Friday daylight hours, New Zealand is

Paul Callister

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Corporate Work-Life Balance Initiatives: Use and Effectiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Managers and professionals are uniquely placed to experience difficulties combining work responsibilities with non-work commitments,\\u000a due to long hours of work and extensive use of communications technologies enabling work tasks to be performed at any time,\\u000a anywhere. In response to a workforce increasingly concerned with maintaining a work-life balance, organisations now offer\\u000a a range of initiatives designed to facilitate the

T. Alexandra Beauregard

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The representations of work-life balance in Canadian newspapers.  

PubMed

Work-life balance has become a topic of increasing interest in the media as well as a concern among working Canadians. Since print media discourse can both reflect and shape societal values, cultural norms and ideals of workers in this country, it is important to understand this representation and its potential influence on the occupational engagement and life transitions of Canadian workers. Articles from four major Canadian newspapers published between 2003 and 2005 were used as data sources to examine the media construction of "work-life balance". Thematic analysis of 100 articles was performed using a modified affinity diagramming process. Representations within the Canadian print media conveyed both themes pertaining to the perceived experiences of imbalance and balance, as well as, a process of life balance. Obtaining balance was portrayed as an ongoing process during which an individual negotiates and sacrifices in an attempt to achieve his or her ideal level of balance. Environmental expectations and individual practices and perceptions were conveyed as reasons for the success or derailment of balance. The representations of work-life balance found in the Canadian print media were predominantly of professionals, focused on the demands of work and family, and did not appear to be a broad representation of the multiple realities that all Canadians face. PMID:19478414

Reece, Katherine T; Davis, Jane A; Polatajko, Helene J

2009-01-01

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Touch perception throughout working life: effects of age and expertise.  

PubMed

Fine motor skills including precise tactile and haptic perception are essential to the manipulation of objects. With increasing age, one's perception decreases; however, little is known about the state of touch perception in middle-aged adults. This study investigated the extent to which the decline in touch perception affects adults throughout their working life. In addition, the influence of work-related expertise on tactile and haptic perception was examined in an attempt to determine whether expertise, in the form of the frequent use of the fingers, affects perception and counters age-related losses. The study was conducted with subjects from three age groups (18-25, 34-46, and 54-65 years) with two levels of expertise. Expertise was classified by the subjects' occupations. Five sensory tasks of touch perception were conducted. The results confirmed age-related changes in tactile perception over the span of one's working life. Older workers were proven to have lower tactile performance than younger adults. However, middle-aged workers were hardly affected by the perception losses and did not differ significantly from younger adults. Work-related expertise was not proven to either affect tactile and haptic perception or counteract age-related declines. We conclude that the age-related decline gets steeper in the late working life and that specific work-related expertise does not lead to generally improved touch perception that would result in lower thresholds and improved performance in non-expertise specific tasks. PMID:22080104

Reuter, Eva-Maria; Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia; Vieluf, Solveig; Godde, Ben

2011-11-12

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5 CFR 591.244 - How does OPM select COLA Advisory Committee members?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false How does OPM select COLA Advisory Committee members? 591.244...Administration § 591.244 How does OPM select COLA Advisory Committee members? (a) In establishing a COLA Advisory Committee, OPM invites...

2013-01-01

59

75 FR 28667 - Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The agenda for the meeting includes: (i) Opening remarks; (ii) the introduction of Committee members, (iii) discussion of Committee agenda and organization; (iv)...

2010-05-21

60

Working life tables for females in Canada, 1971.  

PubMed

This paper attempts to construct some working life tables (WLTs) for females in Canada, 1971. Attention is directed to methodological problems in female WLT construction, a suggested methodology, and loss due to mortality. The working life expectancy (WLE), which refers to the average number of years that a person is likely to spend in the labor force during his/her lifetime, reveals the extent of his/her contribution to the national economy. Although working life tables have been prepared for Canadian males, no attempt has been made previously to develop a WLT for the Canadian females. In some countries, such as Canada, the long census questionnaire collects additional pieces of information on labor force participation (LFP), even though the coverage is only on a part (but sizable) of the population. It is suggested that the information on "weeks worked" (Canadian Census wording) can be used to smooth out the bimodality problem in the female LFP. If a working woman works for an entire year, i.e., 52 weeks inclusive of paid holidays and vacation, she is said to contribute 1 woman year of working (or economically active) life to the economy. On the basis of this concept of a woman year of working life, all females who are working full time, part time, and not working can be considered in regard to their respective contributions of working lives to the national economy. An age limit is not indicated in the definition. The number of hours worked per day cumulated for the year and scaled down to the base of 1 woman year of working life would make the analysis more realistic. If the census data on weeks worked are tabulated by single years of age, or age groups for the female population, the average number of weeks worked specific for the various age categories can be computed. Those who are unemployed are taken as contributing zero weeks worked in the computation of the mean. Then the age specific participation rate is obtained as the percent of the average number of weeks worked by females in a given age group to the total number of weeks in a year. From these age specific rates, the probabilities of LFP at an age interval is worked out by averaging 2 consecutive age specific rates. Employing the notion of woman years of working life and utilizing the average number of weeks worked from the 1971 Census of Canada PUST data, a set of age specific participation rates for the Canadian females was developed. With these participation rates, the WLT for the Canadian females is constructed. The WLE for a female in Canada in 1971 attains a maximum of 38.7 years at age 15 and declines with increases in age. A comparison with the males showed that the female WLE was higher in the latter and lower in the early years of life. PMID:12265250

Krishnan, P; Penning, M; Kurian, L

1981-01-01

61

Quality of work life of novice nurses: a qualitative exploration.  

PubMed

This qualitative research study examines factors influencing the quality of work life of novice nurses (less than 2 years' experience) in the Eastern Regional Health Authority in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Although novice nurses are highly motivated to provide quality patient care, they encounter many sources of stress, including "difficult personalities," inadequate orientation and mentoring, and horizontal violence from nursing and medical colleagues. These stressors are compounded by staffing shortages and heavy workloads. Supportive mentoring and adequate orientation are key factors to successful transition. PMID:22449881

Maddalena, Victor; Kearney, Anne J; Adams, Lisa

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Quality of work life and productivity among Iranian nurses.  

PubMed

Nurses are amongst the employees whose lives are fully affected by the quality of work life (QWL) as a consequence of dynamic changes in work environment. Excessive workload and poor work conditions are focal issues in nursing. The QWL assessment is an important and basic effort to deal with this issue. Moreover, staff productivity is a worthy goal of organizations tending to grow. If the relationship between the QWL and productivity becomes apparent, managers can provide conditions for promoting the QWL for personnel to be productive. To our knowledge, these variables and their relationships have not been studied yet among Iranian nurses. This descriptive study was carried out to investigate the relationship between the QWL and productivity among 360 clinical nurses working in the hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Findings showed that the QWL is at a moderate level among 61.4% of the participants. Only 3.6% of the nurses reported that they were satisfied with their works. None of those who reported the productivity as low reported their work life quality to be desirable. Spearman-rho test showed a significant relationship between productivity and one's QWL (p < 0.001). Considering the results, managers should adopt appropriate policies to promote the QWL and productivity. PMID:21955271

Nayeri, Nahid Dehghan; Salehi, Tahmineh; Noghabi, Ahmad Ali Asadi

2011-08-01

63

Working life and mental health - A challenge to psychiatry?  

PubMed Central

According to the World Health Organization, "mental health problems and stress-related disorders are the biggest overall cause of early death in Europe". Some of the root causes of this morbidity and mortality are related to living and working conditions that are accessible to preventive and therapeutic interventions, individual as well as collective ones. A political mandate for such interventions is now developing. Members of the WPA Section on Occupational Psychiatry have contributed to this development and we now invite the readers to join the Section in its endeavours.

LEVI, LENNART

2005-01-01

64

Why Quality of Work Life Doesn't Always Mean Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|From participatory management to autonomous work groups, the quality of work life movement has made an impact on U.S. corporations. To make the quality of work life connection, commitment must originate with top management. (Author)|

Cohen, Deborah Shaw

1981-01-01

65

Working life across cultures: "Work Life 2000: Quality in Work" and occupational health education in developing countries.  

PubMed

The article reflects on the changing world of work, and the challenges presented to both occupational health and occupational health education. We draw on the 63 preparatory workshops and the international conference in the "Work Life 2000: Quality in Work" program, an initiative of the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. The International Commission on Occupational Health is introduced, with particular concentration on a current practical project initiated by the Department of Health in South Africa, intended to lead to a set of projects, networking for occupational health education in developing countries. The practical initiatives cast light on a new set of issues which arise when occupational health and safety crosses cultural barriers, and previously separate comparative cases are linked. PMID:11743906

Knave, B; Ennals, R

2001-01-01

66

Influences on Employee Perceptions of Organizational Work-Life Support: Signals and Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined predictors of employee perceptions of organizational work-life support. Using organizational support theory and conservation of resources theory, we reasoned that workplace demands and resources shape employees' perceptions of work-life support through two mechanisms: signaling that the organization cares about their work-life

Valcour, Monique; Ollier-Malaterre, Ariane; Matz-Costa, Christina; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Brown, Melissa

2011-01-01

67

Influences on Employee Perceptions of Organizational Work-Life Support: Signals and Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined predictors of employee perceptions of organizational work-life support. Using organizational support theory and conservation of resources theory, we reasoned that workplace demands and resources shape employees' perceptions of work-life support through two mechanisms: signaling that the organization cares about their work-life

Valcour, Monique; Ollier-Malaterre, Ariane; Matz-Costa, Christina; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Brown, Melissa

2011-01-01

68

Constructs of the Work\\/ Life Interface: A Synthesis of the Literature and Introduction of the Concept of Work\\/Life Harmony  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to identify construct definitions and measurement tools for the work\\/life interface concepts: conflict, enrichment, and balance. An understanding of these concepts is critical to HRD professionals because interventions designed to counter work\\/life interface issues cannot be strategically created, and culture changes cannot be effectively addressed until the discipline understands the nature and the organizational

Heather S. McMillan; E. Kate Atchley

2011-01-01

69

Persistent work-life conflict and health satisfaction - A representative longitudinal study in Switzerland  

PubMed Central

Background The objectives of the present study were (1) to track work-life conflict in Switzerland during the years 2002 to 2008 and (2) to analyse the relationship between work-life conflict and health satisfaction, examining whether long-term work-life conflict leads to poor health satisfaction. Methods The study is based on a representative longitudinal database (Swiss Household Panel), covering a six-year period containing seven waves of data collection. The sample includes 1261 persons, with 636 men and 625 women. Data was analysed by multi-level mixed models and analysis of variance with repeated measures. Results In the overall sample, there was no linear increase or decrease of work-life conflict detected, in either its time-based or strain-based form. People with higher education were more often found to have a strong work-life conflict (time- and strain-based), and more men demonstrated a strong time-based work-life conflict than women (12.2% vs. 5%). A negative relationship between work-life conflict and health satisfaction over time was found. People reporting strong work-life conflict at every wave reported lower health satisfaction than people with consistently weak work-life conflict. However, the health satisfaction of those with a continuously strong work-life conflict did not decrease during the study period. Conclusions Both time-based and strain-based work-life conflict are strongly correlated to health satisfaction. However, no evidence was found for a persistent work-life conflict leading to poor health satisfaction.

2011-01-01

70

The ability of work--life balance policies to influence key social\\/organisational issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is increasing evidence that work-life imbalance has a direct impact on societal issues, such as delayed parenting, declining fertility rates, ageing populations, and decreasing labour supply. It is documented that work-life balance policies are beneficial for individuals, their families, organisations, and society. However, other evidence demonstrates that the associated benefits are not always realised and work-life balance policies can

Paula Brough; Jackie Holt; Rosie Bauld; Amanda Biggs; Claire Ryan

2008-01-01

71

Introduction: What work? What life? What balance? : Critical reflections on the work-life balance debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to initiate critical reflection on the assumptions and evidence underpinning the work-life balance debate. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The article reviews a range of international literature focused on and related to the work-life balance debate and issues. Findings – In the work-life balance debate, over-work is perceived as the problem. Nevertheless, beyond working time

Doris Ruth Eikhof; Chris Warhurst; Axel Haunschild

2007-01-01

72

The ability of work—life balance policies to influence key social\\/organisational issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is increasing evidence that work—life imbalance has a direct impact on societal issues, such as delayed parenting, declining fertility rates, ageing populations, and decreasing labour supply. It is documented that work—life balance policies are beneficial for individuals, their families, organisations, and society. However, other evidence demonstrates that the associated benefits are not always realised and work—life balance policies can

Paula Brough; Jackie Holt; Rosie Bauld; Amanda Biggs; Claire Ryan

2008-01-01

73

Making the link between work-life balance practices and organizational performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The business case for work-life balance practices, as espoused by many organizations, rests on attracting better applicants and reducing work-life conflict among existing employees in order to enhance organizational performance. This review of the literature provides some evidence for the claim regarding recruitment, but there is insufficient evidence to support the notion that work-life practices enhance performance by means of

T. Alexandra Beauregard; Lesley C. Henry

2009-01-01

74

Work-Life Spillover and Job Satisfaction of Married/partnered Faculty Members  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to analyze questionnaire data gathered from married or partnered, tenured and tenure-track faculty at a research university to identify personal, institutional, and nonwork factors that explain perceptions about work-life spillover and, secondly, the relationship of spillover, personal, institutional, and nonwork factors to overall job satisfaction. A combination of personal and environmental climate variables explained 48% of the variance in work-life spillover and 60% of the variance in job satisfaction. A direct, positive relationship was found between work-life spillover and job satisfaction. Findings challenge conceptions of work-life spillover as a negative dimension of faculty life.

Creamer, Elizabeth G.; Amelink, Catherine T.

75

78 FR 41832 - Open Meeting of the Financial Research Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...comment on the business of the Financial Research Advisory Committee are invited to submit...ianniello@treasury.gov. Paper Statements. Send paper statements in triplicate to the Financial Research Advisory Committee, Attn:...

2013-07-11

76

Assessment of Quality-of-Work-Life Programs for the Transit Industry: Research Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The research report includes an overview of the transit industry, a discussion of the origin and meaning of quality-of-work-life and a sketch of quality-of-work-life techniques with recommendations for transit applications. General managers of transit age...

S. G. Clark K. D. Warren G. Greisinger

1983-01-01

77

Failure at Parkside: A Labor-Management Quality of Work Life Project in a Hospital Setting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents the findings of the Parkside Hospital Quality of Work Life Project. The origins of the project are described and the quality of work life intervention design is discussed. A condensed history of the project activities is presented. The...

D. Gladstein D. A. Nadler M. Hanlon

1980-01-01

78

Effects of Teacher Quality Work Life in Secondary Schools on Commitment and Sense of Efficacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explores how teachers' quality of working life contributes to their commitment to work and sense of efficacy in eight schools. Presents a model that ties workplace characteristics to important behaviors, attitudes, and psychological characteristics affecting teaching. Classroom observation and survey data suggest that quality-of-work-life

Louis, Karen Seashore

1998-01-01

79

Old Wine in New Bottles: The Quality of Work Life in Schools and School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This essay reviews quality of work life as a management technique and argues that quality-of-work-life programs, conceptualized multidimensionally, offer a unique mechanism for improving working conditions in schools and within districts. A brief analysis of major management ideologies concludes that some techniques advocated under the label of…

Bacharach, Samuel B.; Mitchell, Stephen M.

80

Work-life balance in the Australian and New Zealand surveying profession  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to establish and illustrate the levels of awareness of work-life balance policies within the surveying profession in Australia and New Zealand. The culture and characteristics of the Australian and New Zealand work force are to be identified. The key aspects included in work-life balance policies are to be illustrated and the perceived benefits for the

Sara J. Wilkinson

2008-01-01

81

The effect of work-life balance policies on women employees turnover  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we explore the relationship between work-life balance policies and three outcomes of interest to employers and employees: the job tenure of women employees, turnover rate of women employees and retention rate of new women graduates. In the cross sectional analysis, we find that firms with work-life balance policies such as the full amount of maternity pay practice

Chiang Hui-Yu; Noriaki Mamiko Takeuchi

2008-01-01

82

Gender on the Agenda: flexible working and work-life balance in the UKICT industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper concentrates on the issue of work-life balance, with particular reference to women and flexible working practices in the ICT sector in the UK. We begin in general terms by looking at why work-life balance and flexible working have become part of the agenda for UK governments, employers and employees , whilst problematising the terms of reference used in

Marie Griffiths; Karenza Moore; Helen Richardson

83

Constructs of the Work/Life Interface and Their Importance to HRD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper is to identify construct definitions and measurement tools for the work/life interface concepts: balance, conflict and facilitation. An understanding of these concepts is critical to HRD (human resource development) professionals because interventions designed to counter work/life interface issues can not be created, and…

McMillan, Heather S.; Morris, Michael Lane; Atchley, E. Kate

2008-01-01

84

Investing in the Future: Addressing Work/Life Issues of Employees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A national survey of Extension employees identified the most critical work/life challenges as a heavy workload, evening and weekend commitments, and lack of control or job autonomy. Only 40% were aware of benefits and programs offered concerning work/life balance. Recommendations included reducing the workload and time requirements of…

Kutilek, Linda M.; Conklin, Nikki L.; Gunderson, Gail

2002-01-01

85

WORK-LIFE BALANCE OF EMPLOYEES IN BULGARIAN SERVICE SECTOR COMPANIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

he paper presents some of the main challenges in front of the work-life balance of employees in the developing service sector in Bulgaria. The overall satisfaction is measured using regression analysis of survey data collected in 2007 from four companies - a supermarket, telecom firm, bank and hospital. Individual experiences of managing family and work life are influenced by the

SIYKA KOVACHEVA; STANIMIR KABAIVANOV

2008-01-01

86

Be Careful What You Ask For: Structuration Theory and Work\\/Life Accommodation  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of 96 employee requests for accommodation revealed the rules and resources that govern the negotiation of work\\/life issues in organizations. Using Giddens' structuration theory, the authors identified six rules and three resources commonly employed in seeking assistance in achieving work\\/life balance and identified ways that these rules and resources reproduce and challenge the system. Implications for managers, employees,

Mary F. Hoffman; Renee L. Cowan

2010-01-01

87

Old Wine in New Bottles: The Quality of Work Life in Schools and School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay reviews quality of work life as a management technique and argues that quality-of-work-life programs, conceptualized multidimensionally, offer a unique mechanism for improving working conditions in schools and within districts. A brief analysis of major management ideologies concludes that some techniques advocated under the label of…

Bacharach, Samuel B.; Mitchell, Stephen M.

88

Enhancing a sustainable healthy working life: design of a clustered randomized controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: To improve a sustainable healthy working life, we have developed the intervention 'Staying healthy at work', which endeavours to enhance work participation of employees aged 45 years and older by increasing their problem-solving capacity and stimulating their awareness of their role and responsibility towards a healthy working life. This research study aims to evaluate the process and the effectiveness

Wendy Koolhaas; Sandra Brouwer; Johan W Groothoff; Jac JL van der Klink

2010-01-01

89

Work-Life Issues and Participation in Education and Training: Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document serves as a support paper to the "Work-Life Issues and Participation in Education and Training" report. This support document contains tables that show: (1) participation in education and training; (2) participation in education and training and work-life interaction; (3) future participation in education or training; (4) perceptions…

Skinner, Natalie

2009-01-01

90

Investing in the Future: Addressing Work/Life Issues of Employees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of Extension employees identified the most critical work/life challenges as a heavy workload, evening and weekend commitments, and lack of control or job autonomy. Only 40% were aware of benefits and programs offered concerning work/life balance. Recommendations included reducing the workload and time requirements of county-based…

Kutilek, Linda M.; Conklin, Nikki L.; Gunderson, Gail

2002-01-01

91

Effects of Teacher Quality of Work Life in Secondary Schools on Commitment and Sense of Efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the way in which teachers’ quality of work life contributes to their commitment to work and their sense of efficacy. First, a model that ties organizational characteristics of the work place to important behaviors, attitudes and psychological characteristics of teachers that effect their teaching is presented. Second, measures of quality of work life in eight schools are

Karen Seashore Louis

1998-01-01

92

Work-life benefits and job pursuit intentions: The role of anticipated organizational support  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the impact of two work-life benefits, work schedule flexibility, and dependent care assistance, on applicants' intentions to pursue jobs with potential employers. The study also explored whether anticipated organizational support would mediate the relationships between these two work-life benefits and job pursuit intentions. Results indicated that although work schedule flexibility, dependent care assistance, and salary were

Wendy J. Casper; Louis C. Buffardi

2004-01-01

93

Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined organizational factors affecting the impact of shiftwork on work life conflict and subjective health. A model was proposed in which support from supervisors, support from colleagues, and team identity influence time-based work life conflict through two mediating variables: team climate and control over the working environment. Reduced conflict, in turn, produces enhanced psychological well-being and diminished physical

Anne Pisarski; Sandra A. Lawrence; Philip Bohle; Christine Brook

2008-01-01

94

The Effect of Union Type on Work-Life Conflict in Five European Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the strategies for reconciling family and work in different union types. The focus here is on investigating how cohabiting and married individuals perceive the work-life conflict in different European countries. To test the union type impact on work-life balance in the context of different societal conditions, this paper draws…

Kasearu, Kairi

2009-01-01

95

Persistent work-life conflict and health satisfaction - A representative longitudinal study in Switzerland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  The objectives of the present study were (1) to track work-life conflict in Switzerland during the years 2002 to 2008 and\\u000a (2) to analyse the relationship between work-life conflict and health satisfaction, examining whether long-term work-life\\u000a conflict leads to poor health satisfaction.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The study is based on a representative longitudinal database (Swiss Household Panel), covering a six-year period containing\\u000a seven

Michaela K Knecht; Georg F Bauer; Felix Gutzwiller; Oliver Hämmig

2011-01-01

96

Assessment of Quality-of-Work-Life Programs for the Transit Industry: Model Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains model programs which provide specific guidance for initiating and maintaining quality-of-work-life programs within a transit agency. Emphasis is on initial activities, policy questions, and potential barriers. A resource guide of print...

G. Greisinger K. D. Warren S. G. Clark

1983-01-01

97

Examining the nomological network of satisfaction with work-life balance.  

PubMed

This study expands on past work-life research by examining the nomological network of satisfaction with work-life balance-the overall appraisal or global assessment of how one manages time and energy across work and nonwork domains. Analyses using 456 employees at a midsized organization indicated expected relationships with bidirectional conflict, bidirectional facilitation, and satisfaction with work and nonwork life. Structural equation modeling supported the utility of satisfaction with balance as a unique component of work-life interface perceptions. Results also indicated that satisfaction with balance mediated the relationship between some conflict/facilitation and life satisfaction outcomes, though conflict and facilitation maintained unique predictive validity on domain specific outcomes (i.e., work-to-life conflict and facilitation with work life satisfaction; life-to-work conflict and facilitation with nonwork life satisfaction). PMID:23688250

Grawitch, Matthew J; Maloney, Patrick W; Barber, Larissa K; Mooshegian, Stephanie E

2013-05-20

98

The Quality of Working Life: An Important Issue for Managers of the Federal Work Force.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the 1970s, quality of working life has become an increasingly visible issue throughout the industrialized world. This study presents the factors believed to have contributed to its importance in the United States. The study summarizes the literatur...

1978-01-01

99

A study of relationship between job stress, quality of working life and turnover intention among hospital employees.  

PubMed

Job stress is a serious threat to the quality of working life (QWL) of health-care employees and can cause hostility, aggression, absenteeism and turnover, as well as reduced productivity. In addition, job stress among employees affects the quality of health-care services. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the relationships between job stress and QWL of employees, and their impact on turnover intention at Isfahan hospitals, Iran. The study employed a cross-sectional research design. A validated questionnaire was used to collect data from hospital employees. Overall, 26% of employees graded their job stress high. The major sources of stress were inadequate pay, inequality at work, too much work, staff shortage, lack of recognition and promotion prospects, time pressure, lack of job security and lack of management support. An inverse relationship was found between job stress and QWL among hospital employees. The most important predictor of QWL was disturbance handling, followed by job proud, job security and job stress. Finally, while QWL was negatively associated with turnover intentions, job stress was positively related to employees' intention to quit. Since job stress has a strong correlation with employee QWL and turnover intention, it is very important to apply the right human resources policies to increase employees' QWL and decrease subsequent turnover. This study invites further research to explore, implement and evaluate intervention strategies for prevention of occupational stress and improvement in QWL. PMID:22040944

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad; Ferlie, Ewan; Rosenberg, Duska

2011-11-01

100

75 FR 27735 - Department of Defense Wage Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...are invited to submit material in writing to the chairman concerning matters believed to be deserving of the Committee's attention. Additional information concerning the meetings may be obtained by writing to the Chairman, Department of Defense Wage...

2010-05-18

101

Methodological choices in work-life balance research 1987 to 2006: a critical review  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reviewed methodological choices (sampling frames, constructs investigated and measures used) in 245 empirical work-life balance papers published in a range of discipline-based peer-reviewed journals between 1987 and 2006. Results show that work-life balance studies need to establish greater consistency between the conceptualization of constructs and the operationalization of measures. There is also scope for well-designed field experiments to

Artemis Chang; Paula McDonald; Pauline Burton

2010-01-01

102

Exploratory study of understanding hotel employees’ perception on work–life balance issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores hotel employees’ perception on work–life balance issues. In-depth interviews and self-administered questionnaires were used to collect the data. Factor analysis discovered seven factors: (1) enough time-off from work; (2) workplace support on work–life balance; (3) allegiance to work; (4) flexibility on work schedule; (5) life orientation; (6) voluntary reduction of contracted hours to cater for personal needs;

Simon Chak-keung Wong; Annie Ko

2009-01-01

103

Seeking Work-Life Balance: Employees' Requests, Supervisors' Responses, and Organizational Barriers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative research examines how supervisors respond to the work-life balance needs of their employees. Supervisors from a Fortune 500 company were surveyed regarding their responses to employees' requests for work-life accommodations. Responses representing 1,150 employees' requests were content coded to explore trends and were clustered into meaningful categories. Data show that schedule changes and flexibility were the most commonly

Heather M. Lauzun; Valerie J. Morganson; Debra A. Major; Arlene P. Green

2010-01-01

104

Work-life balance policy and practice: Understanding line manager attitudes and behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work-life balance (WLB) is receiving increasing attention in the human resource management field. Line managers are playing a more active role in HRM decision-making, including work-life balance decisions, with the devolution of human resource management responsibility. Drawing on the theory of planned behavior, this paper develops a conceptual model explaining what affects line manager WLB policy and practice behaviors and

Alma McCarthy; Colette Darcy; Geraldine Grady

2010-01-01

105

Creating Work-Life Balance: A Model of Pluralism across Life Domains  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article develops a theoretical framework that explains how life complexity and dynamism affect work-life balance. The authors explain the moderating effects of munificence and accessibility of resources in one’s life as well as the personality differences and individual value systems on the relationship between life complexity\\/dynamism and work-life balance. The analysis leads to implications for future research and practice.

Karen J. Crooker; Faye L. Smith; Filiz Tabak

2002-01-01

106

The organisational pay-offs for perceived work–life balance support  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organisational pay-offs for visible work–life balance support of employees include reduced leaving intentions through increased job satisfaction and reduction of work pressures. The perceptions of the extent of work–life balance support provided by their employer were obtained for 1187 New Zealand employees in 25 different organisational units. Causal statistical analysis indicated the impact of these perceptions on employees' reported leaving

Stewart Forsyth; Andrea Polzer-Debruyne

2007-01-01

107

Predictors of Physician Career Satisfaction, Work-Life Balance, and Burnout  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To explore factors associated with physician career satisfaction, work-life balance, and burnout focus- ing on differences across age, gender, and specialty. METHODS: A cross-sectional, mailed, self-administered survey was sent to a national sample of 2,000 randomly- selected physicians, stratified by specialty, age, and gen- der (response rate 48%). Main outcome measures in- cluded career satisfaction, burnout, and work-life balance.

Kristie Keeton; Dee E. Fenner; Timothy R. B. Johnson; Rodney A. Hayward

2007-01-01

108

Like summer and good sex?The limitations of the work-life balance campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

With reference to aspects of Herbert Marcuse, this article explores the limitations of the work-life balance campaign. It argues that it is in essence ‘one dimensional’, and that its underlying trajectory is one of the ‘containment’ of work-life balance readjustments to within the pre-established limits of managerial rationality and capitalist organisation. It contrasts this limited campaign with theories of working-time

Jim Shorthose

2004-01-01

109

Work-life balance: contrasting managers and workers in an MNC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast the workers and managers of an Anglo-German MNC, focusing on how each group attempts to maintain an acceptable work-life balance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The article is based on a two-year-long ethnographic study, including in-depth interviews, participant-observation and archival research. Findings – Although the bulk of the company's work-life balance

Fiona Moore

2007-01-01

110

Work-life balance – a neglected issue among Austrian female expatriates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has highlighted the importance of subjective well-being and the expatriate's supportive personal environment for the success of an international assignment. As studies focusing on work-life balance of expatriates are still very rare, and research dealing with this topic from a gender perspective seems to be almost non-existent, this study emphasizes the work-life balance situation of female expatriates on

Iris C. Fischlmayr; Iris Kollinger

2010-01-01

111

The Effect of Union Type on Work-Life Conflict in Five European Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the strategies for reconciling family and work in different union types. The focus here is on investigating\\u000a how cohabiting and married individuals perceive the work-life conflict in different European countries. To test the union\\u000a type impact on work-life balance in the context of different societal conditions, this paper draws on 2004 ESS data from Sweden,\\u000a Germany, United

Kairi Kasearu

2009-01-01

112

Does the Life Course Savings Scheme Have the Potential to Improve Work–Life Balance?  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractTo improve individuals' work–life balance, trade unions, employers' organizations, governments and the European Commission currently promote a life course perspective in activating labour market policies. In 2006, the Life Course Savings Scheme (Levensloopregeling) was introduced in the Netherlands, which aims to increase labour participation and to improve the work–life balance over the life course. What can we learn from the

L. W. M. Delsen; Jeroen Smits

2010-01-01

113

Asset Accumulation and the Impact of Working Life Factors on Pensioner Poverty  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the link between the incomes and wealth of pensioners and their working-life earnings levels. The proportionality predicted by a simple form of the life-cycle model is supported for pensioner couples and male single pensioners, but not for female single pensioners. In all cases working-life earnings level is found to have a strong influence on pensioner poverty. Pensioners'

Mark B. Stewart

114

Tailoring work-life interventions for culturally diverse caregivers of patients with traumatic brain injury.  

PubMed

With the increasing incidence of traumatic brain injury among culturally diverse families, there has also been increased attention to the dual demands of employment and caregiving. In this article, we contend that culturally diverse caregivers are an understudied group of workers. We examine literature to assist in conceptualizing the relationship between cultural orientation and caregiving, work-life stress, and organizational responses. Implications for strengthening the cultural responsiveness of work-life initiatives are discussed. PMID:22656914

Cole, Portia L; Gary, Kelli W

2012-01-01

115

Work–Life Balance: Practitioner Well-Being in the Social Work Education Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on the debates of ‘work–life balance’ (WLB), subjective well-being (SWB) and life satisfaction (LS), this article seeks to reflect on the issue of social work practitioner well-being in the social work education curriculum. The authors argue that, to enable the elusive ‘work–life balance’ for social work practitioners, we need conversations about the life domains that define balance for each

Christa Fouché; Kathy Martindale

2011-01-01

116

Evaluation of quality of working life and its association with job performance of the nurses  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Nurses often complain about overwork and underpay. It seems that the association between “quality of working life” (QWL) and the degree of nurses’ involvement in their carrier is the critical factor in achieving a higher level of quality of care. This study aimed to assess the quality of working life and its association with “job performance” of the nurses in educational hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 2007. METHODS: This was a descriptive-correlation study. Target population included all the nurses who were employed in hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Sample size was 120 of the mentioned nurses. Sampling method was stratified random and data collection tool was a questionnaire. Data analysis was done using mean, frequency distribution and spearman test. RESULTS: Finding of the study showed that the most common kind of quality of working life in the nurses (56.7%) was moderate one. The most frequent nurses’ task performance (79.2%) was also related to the moderate performance. There was a direct and significant relationship between job performance and quality of working life in all the aspects. CONCLUSIONS: According to the research findings, it is important to consider the workplace and quality of working life of the nurses for improving productivity and performance of the nurses. Organization and nursing managers should use programs that can improve quality of working life of the nurses.

Rastegari, Mohammad; Khani, Ali; Ghalriz, Parvin; Eslamian, Jalil

2010-01-01

117

A Work-Life Identity Model of Well-Being: Towards a Research Agenda Linking Quality-of-Work-Life (QWL) Programs with Quality of Life (QOL)  

Microsoft Academic Search

QWL is conceptualized in terms of the interface between employee role identities and work resources. QWL programs serve to\\u000a enhance QOL by (1) providing appropriate work resources to meet the expectations of employee role identities, (2) reducing\\u000a role conflict in work and non-work life, (3) enhancing multiple role identities, (4) reducing role demands, (5) reducing stress\\u000a related to work and

M. Joseph Sirgy; Nora P. Reilly; Jiyun Wu; David Efraty

2008-01-01

118

Employee work–life balance outcomes in Ireland: a multilevel investigation of supervisory support and perceived organizational support  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines how employee perceptions of supervisory and organizational support for work–life balance, in addition to the number of work–life balance programmes available, predict a number of work–life balance outcomes including role conflict, job satisfaction, family satisfaction and turnover intentions in a sample of large private and public sector organizations in Ireland. The attitudes of HR managers towards work–life

Alma McCarthy; Jeanette N. Cleveland; Sam Hunter; Colette Darcy; Geraldine Grady

2012-01-01

119

Nationwide Survey of Work Environment, Work-Life Balance and Burnout among Psychiatrists in Japan  

PubMed Central

Background Psychiatry has been consistently shown to be a profession characterised by ‘high-burnout’; however, no nationwide surveys on this topic have been conducted in Japan. Aims The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of burnout and to ascertain the relationship between work environment satisfaction, work-life balance satisfaction and burnout among psychiatrists working in medical schools in Japan. Method We mailed anonymous questionnaires to all 80 psychiatry departments in medical schools throughout Japan. Work-life satisfaction, work-environment satisfaction and social support assessments, as well as the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), were used. Results Sixty psychiatric departments (75.0%) responded, and 704 psychiatrists provided answers to the assessments and MBI. Half of the respondents (n?=?311, 46.0%) experienced difficulty with their work-life balance. Based on the responses to the MBI, 21.0% of the respondents had a high level of emotional exhaustion, 12.0% had a high level of depersonalisation, and 72.0% had a low level of personal accomplishment. Receiving little support, experiencing difficulty with work-life balance, and having less work-environment satisfaction were significantly associated with higher emotional exhaustion. A higher number of nights worked per month was significantly associated with higher depersonalisation. Conclusions A low level of personal accomplishment was quite prevalent among Japanese psychiatrists compared with the results of previous studies. Poor work-life balance was related to burnout, and social support was noted to mitigate the impact of burnout.

Umene-Nakano, Wakako; Kato, Takahiro A.; Kikuchi, Saya; Tateno, Masaru; Fujisawa, Daisuke; Hoshuyama, Tsutomu; Nakamura, Jun

2013-01-01

120

Gambling and debt: the hidden impacts on family and work life  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the key findings from the first qualitative study focused on understanding the impacts of gambling-related debt on the family and work life of problem gamblers. The paper illustrates how current research priorities marginalise the social impacts of gambling on families and communities and suggests ways in which researchers and practitioners can address the issues and impacts of

Carolyn Downs; Ryan Woolrych

2010-01-01

121

Nurses' perception of smart IV pump technology characteristics and quality of working life  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology implementation in health care is increasing. The characteristics of the technology may affect user quality of working life (QWL) which has implications for technology use and job retention. We examined the relationship between technology characteristics of the new Smart intravenous infusion pump and nurse QWL at a U.S. academic hospital. Pump reliability predicted nurse organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

T. B. Wetterneck; P. Carayonb; A. Schoofs Hundtb; S. Krausd

122

The Impact of ICT on Work-Life Experiences among University Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Email is now commonplace in the university environment, but little research has addressed the impact of this technology on the work-life experiences of Teaching Assistants (TAs). These workers are of interest as they are typically responsible for most day-to-day, routine interaction with undergraduates, for ensuring students understand lectures…

Osterlund, Katherine; Robson, Karen

2009-01-01

123

Is there a relationship between quality of work-life and personality type among radiation therapists?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between quality of work-life (QWL) and personality in radiation therapists (RTs). The Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test was administered to 75 RTs in November 2000 at a Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada. A QWL survey (measuring job satisfaction, burnout, social support at work and work-family conflict) was administered to all 410 staff at

Marcia Smoke; Joanna E. M. Sale

2006-01-01

124

The Impacts of Different Types of Workload Allocation Models on Academic Satisfaction and Working Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increasing demands on academic work have resulted in many academics working long hours and expressing dissatisfaction with their working life. These concerns have led to a number of faculties and universities adopting workload allocation models to improve satisfaction and better manage workloads. This paper reports on a study which examined the…

Vardi, Iris

2009-01-01

125

The Impact of Quality of Work Life Programs and Grievance System Effectiveness on Union Commitment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of 630 union members received 400 replies indicating that members who participate in quality of work life programs were more loyal to the union. However, perceived effectiveness of grievance procedures was a stronger determinant of attitudes toward the union. (SK)|

Eaton, Adrienne E.; And Others

1992-01-01

126

Quality of Work-Life Programs in U.S. Medical Schools: Review and Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Quality of work life is being recognized more and more as a driving factor in the recruitment and retention of highly qualified employees. Before Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine began development of its QWL initiative, it surveyed other medical schools across the U.S. to determine benchmarks of best practices in these programs.…

Otto, Ann; Bourguet, Claire

2006-01-01

127

The Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey: A Measure of Teacher Stress and Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Administered Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey, Maslach Burnout Inventory, and Educational Values Scales to 227 teachers. Results identified 10 factors contributing to teacher satisfaction and stress. The 10 factors accounted for 66.3 percent of the total item variance. (NB)|

Pelsma, Dennis M.; And Others

1989-01-01

128

Implications of Quality of Work-Life Developments for Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines quality of work life (QWL) development in American business and industry, highlights the major skills and knowledge required by QWL developments, and discusses potential applications of QWL developments for the content, instructional processes, and organization and management of effective schools and vocational education programs. (JOW)|

Pratzner, Frank C.; Russell, Jill Frymier

1984-01-01

129

Quality of Work Life: Why Things Get Tougher as You Go.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Quality of Work Life (QWL) is involvement. It brings employees, unions, and management closer together for their mutual benefit. QWL implies a philosophical change in some basic and long-standing rules of behavior for unions as well as management. (SSH)|

St. George, Tom

1984-01-01

130

Study of a Quality of Work Life Program: Organizational Control, Experience Influence, and Objective Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studied the implications of being involved in either the design of changes or the application of a Quality of Work Life (QWL) change for four aspects of experienced influence. Results indicated the people who experienced the most increase in influence were those who helped design the change. (Author/RC)|

Peterson, Mark F.; And Others

1982-01-01

131

Work Life, Career Commitment, and Job Satisfaction as Antecedents of Career Withdrawal Cognition among Teacher Interns.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Surveys of 350 teacher trainees from Singapore's teacher training institution were used to examine relationships among quality of work life, career commitment, job satisfaction, and withdrawal cognition. Career commitment and job satisfaction were important predictors of withdrawal cognition. Perceptions of the social status of teaching strongly…

Lam, Peter; And Others

1995-01-01

132

Achievements and challenges for work\\/life balance strategies in Australian organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effective management of work\\/life balance (WLB) is an issue increasingly recognized as of strategic importance to organizations and of significance to employees. We argue that an organization's need to attract and retain valued employees in a highly competitive labour market is a strong motivating factor for increased organizational awareness and action with regard to implementation and management of WLB

Helen De Cieri; Barbara Holmes; Jacqui Abbott; Trisha Pettit

2005-01-01

133

Women’s Choices in Europe: Striking the Work-life Balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article presents evidence from interviews in France, Spain and Poland to explore how individual actors make choices about their work-life balance. It shows that choice is a complex, contingent, and relative concept, which is both facilitated and obstructed by public policies and working regulations. Despite differences in national and sub-national policy contexts, institutional and cultural norms and expectations, the

Linda Hantrais; Peter Ackers

2005-01-01

134

Checks and balances: the role of managers in work–life balance policies and practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discussion of work–life balance (WLB) is presently much in vogue among politicians and business leaders in the UK. Furthermore, evidence of a high level of support from both employers and employees for WLB now exists. Much of the growing amount of research into WLB reflects the widespread interest in the topic. Much of it also promotes policy development of WLB

G. A. Maxwell

2005-01-01

135

Work–life balance in the EU and leave arrangements across welfare regimes  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACTWork–life balance has been a central theme of the EU gender equality framework and has been promoted through both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ components. Although the EU concern in promoting work–life balance has been more to increase employment and economic productivity than to promote gender equality, all Member States have now established standards in accordance with the EU regulations. Statutory leave

Ayse Idil Aybars

2007-01-01

136

An original and data based approach to the work-life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

States that there is a need for a practical instrument to measure the present situation of work-life balance. Describes the development process of the Family and Business Audit within the Flemish context. Details the setting up and aims of the system before outlining its application in some detail and other existing instruments also emploiyed. Provides a number of short case

Daniel Vloeberghs

2002-01-01

137

A multivariate analysis of work–life balance outcomes from a large-scale telework programme  

Microsoft Academic Search

A multivariate analysis identified six predictors to explain positive work–life balance (WLB) among 1,566 teleworkers. Time flexibility variables were found to be most dominant. Gender or having dependent children was not significant. These results demonstrated that controlling working hours was the most important ability for sampled teleworkers to achieve positive WLB.

Takao Maruyama; Peter G. Hopkinson; Peter W. James

2009-01-01

138

A Balancing Act: Work–Life Balance and Multiple Stakeholder Outcomes in Hospitals  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis article examines the direct and indirect effects of work–life balance (WLB) practices on multiple stakeholder outcomes in hospitals. The authors examine the direct and indirect effects of WLB practices in 173 hospitals in the United Kingdom on organizational, patient care and employee outcomes. The article proposes a model in which the effects of WLB practices on patient care outcomes

Ariel C. Avgar; Rebecca Kolins Givan; Mingwei Liu

2011-01-01

139

NICE RHETORIC, BUT IT'S NOT QUITE US: WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND NZ SME OWNERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing attention is being directed at the concept of work-life balance, with the often espoused benefits including improved retention rates and increased productivity. However, a significant problem with the concept is that much of the discourse is built on a language and logic based in traditional models of large bureaucratic organisations. In the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the traditional

Candice Harris; Kate Lewis; Claire Massey

140

EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE JOB HOLDING ON THE WORK-LIFE BALANCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multiple job holding is a significant feature of the contemporary New Zealand labour market, with at least one in ten people actively involved in the workforce holding more than one job at a time. Research into the effects of multiple job holding on the lives of workers in three sectors shows there can be considerable impact on their work-life balance.

Wayne McClintock; Nick Taylor; Julie Warren

141

The new generation of family physicians - career motivation, life goals and work-life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Questions under study: The present study aimed to investigate the differences between fu- ture family physicians, and physicians aspiring to other medical specialities, in terms of sociodemo- graphic factors and variables concerning person- ality factors, career motivation, career success, importance of life goals and work-life balance; further, the stability in career choice of family physicians from medical school through to

Barbara Buddeberg-Fischer; Martina Stamm; Claus Buddeberg; Richard Klaghofer

2008-01-01

142

The job satisfaction of UK architects and relationships with work-life balance and turnover intentions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – There is evidence that those working within the construction industry are exposed to a number of stressors which potentially negatively impact well-being, namely; long working hours, high workload, poor work-life balance, low sense of professional worth and lack of job security. Additionally there is some evidence architects may also be vulnerable to an erosion of professional status, low

Katherine J. C. Sang; Stephen G. Ison; Andrew R. J. Dainty

2009-01-01

143

Work—Life Balance?An Autoethnographic Exploration of Everyday Home—Work Dynamics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on data generated in autoethnographic conversations among the three authors, in this article the authors critique the prevailing metaphor of work—life balance. They offer instead a conceptualization of the relationship between work and nonwork aspects of life that is more dynamic and less reductionist and in which emotions, as well as issues of autonomy, control, and identity, are integral

Laurie Cohen; Joanne Duberley; Gill Musson

2009-01-01

144

Action research to develop work-life balance in a UK university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to show the extent to which an action research approach, which incorporates learning from previous studies and interventions, can be used to progress work-life balance (WLB) policies and practices in a university context. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper builds on the now considerable knowledge relating to the theory and practice of WLB. It adopts an action

Liz Doherty; Simonetta Manfredi

2006-01-01

145

A Life Beyond Work? Job Demands, Work-Life Balance, and Wellbeing in UK Academics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research findings from several countries suggest that academic work has become comparatively stressful, with potentially serious consequences for the workforce and the quality of higher education. This article reports the findings of a study that examined work demands, work-life balance and wellbeing in UK academic staff. Job demands and levels of psychological distress were high and working during evenings and

Gail Kinman; Fiona Jones

2008-01-01

146

Work/Life Practices and the Recruitment and Retention of Large School Districts' Foodservice Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the forthcoming retirement of school foodservice directors, the increasing pressures faced by employees at home and work, and the financial constraints of school districts, recruiting and retaining skilled and diverse employees will be challenging. Marketing work/life benefits to potential employees and supporting these policies to current…

Harrison, Mary Kate

2010-01-01

147

Work Life Balance: What DO You Mean? The Ethical Ideology Underpinning Appropriate Application  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article categorizes definitions of work life balance (WLB) according to a framework of ethical ideologies. By understanding what perspective the definition of WLB is framed within, practitioners and academics will be better able to assess the suitability of that definition for a particular application. Although many current definitions are absolutist in nature, dictating a “right” balance that all should

Natalie Reiter

2007-01-01

148

A Shifting Paradigm of Work-Life Balance in Service Context-An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: The study examined the effect of various ‘work-life balance’ determinants such as employee benefits, work environment, workload, flextime and discrimination on work culture and job satisfaction. Introduction: In the second half of the last century, tremendous environmental, economic, political, and socio cultural changes contributed to the restructuring of couples in their relation to work. Literature review: Several fundamental changes

A. K. M. Mominul Haque Talukder

2011-01-01

149

Work-life balance in Spanish Firms: Still on the to-do list  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the perception of institutional pressures on employers to improve work-life balance, and to classify organizations according to those perceptions. Using survey data from 146 Spanish private firms in two different industries, the cluster analysis clearly shows the existence of three different groups of companies according to their perception of coercive, mimetic and

Susana Pasamar; Ramón Valle

2011-01-01

150

Homeworking and work-life balance: does it add to quality of life?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work–life balance has recently emerged as part of a wider focus on quality of life issues. This paper adopts a personal well-being approach to the quality of life suggesting that a positive relation between self and place is essential to well being. The aim of this paper is to examine the potential contribution of homeworking to the quality of life.

J. Moore

2006-01-01

151

From "Work-Family" to "Work-Life": Broadening Our Conceptualization and Measurement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite frequent reference to "work-life" issues in the organizational literature, little theoretical or empirical attention has been paid to nonwork areas beyond family. The purpose of the research described here is to move beyond work-family conflict to a broader conceptualization and measurement of work interference with life. A measure of…

Keeney, Jessica; Boyd, Elizabeth M.; Sinha, Ruchi; Westring, Alyssa F.; Ryan, Ann Marie

2013-01-01

152

Perceptions about ethics institutionalization and quality of work life: Thai versus American marketing managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research suggests that ethics institutionalization positively influences quality of work life (QWL). This study hypothesizes that the effect of ethics institutionalization on QWL is stronger for Thai than U.S. managers, because the Thai culture is collectivistic, whereas the U.S. culture is individualistic. Survey data were collected from Thailand from a sample of marketing managers of Thai companies listed on

Janet K. M. Marta; Anusorn Singhapakdi; Dong-Jin Lee; M. Joseph Sirgy; Kalayanee Koonmee; Busaya Virakul

153

Job characteristics and quality of working life in the IT workforce: the role of gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

Women are largely underrepresented in the Information Technology (IT) workforce. Our research examines the factors related to the work environment that may contribute to the high turnover of women in the IT workforce. There is substantial research providing support for the relationship between job and organizational factors, on one hand, and quality of working life (QWL) (e.g., low job satisfaction

Pascale Carayon; Peter Hoonakker; Segolene Marchand; Jen Schwarz

2003-01-01

154

Flexible work in call centres: Working hours, work-life conflict & health.  

PubMed

Call-centre workers encounter major psychosocial pressures, including high work intensity and undesirable working hours. Little is known, however, about whether these pressures vary with employment status and how they affect work-life conflict and health. Questionnaire data were collected from 179 telephone operators in Sydney, Australia, of whom 124 (69.3%) were female and 54 (30.2%) were male. Ninety-three (52%) were permanent full-time workers, 37 (20.7%) were permanent part-time, and 49 (27.4%) were casual employees. Hypothesised structural relationships between employment status, working hours and work organisation, work-life conflict and health were tested using partial least squares modelling in PLS (Chin, 1998). The final model demonstrated satisfactory fit. It supported important elements of the hypothesised structure, although four of the proposed paths failed to reach significance and the fit was enhanced by adding a path. The final model indicated that casual workers reported more variable working hours which were relatively weakly associated with greater dissatisfaction with hours. The interaction of schedule control and variability of hours also predicted dissatisfaction with hours. Conversely, permanent workers reported greater work intensity, which was associated with both lower work schedule control and greater work-life conflict. Greater work-life conflict was associated with more fatigue and psychological symptoms. Labour market factors and the undesirability of longer hours in a stressful, high-intensity work environment appear to have contributed to the results. PMID:20696420

Bohle, Philip; Willaby, Harold; Quinlan, Michael; McNamara, Maria

2010-08-08

155

From "Work-Family" to "Work-Life": Broadening Our Conceptualization and Measurement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite frequent reference to "work-life" issues in the organizational literature, little theoretical or empirical attention has been paid to nonwork areas beyond family. The purpose of the research described here is to move beyond work-family conflict to a broader conceptualization and measurement of work interference with life. A measure of work…

Keeney, Jessica; Boyd, Elizabeth M.; Sinha, Ruchi; Westring, Alyssa F.; Ryan, Ann Marie

2013-01-01

156

Between School and Working Life: Vocational Teachers' Agency in Boundary-Crossing Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper investigates agency among vocational teachers with reference to boundary-crossing between school and working life. Our study utilised interviews with sixteen Finnish vocational teachers. Adopting a narrative analysis approach, we found that the teachers had a variety of forms of exercising agency in terms of decisions deliberately…

Vahasantanen, Katja; Saarinen, Jaana; Etelapelto, Anneli

2009-01-01

157

Gaps between managers' and employees' perceptions of work–life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on work–life balance (WLB) practices has increased in recent years. Academics affirm that the implementation of WLB practices helps to achieve better organizational results and improve employee outcomes such as higher satisfaction and commitment, and reduce turnover intentions. However, some authors have argued that there are differences between the availability of WLB practices in companies and employees' perceptions of

M Eugenia Sánchez-Vidal; David Cegarra-Leiva; Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

2012-01-01

158

Gaps between managers' and employees' perceptions of work–life balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on work–life balance (WLB) practices has increased in recent years. Academics affirm that the implementation of WLB practices helps to achieve better organizational results and improve employee outcomes such as higher satisfaction and commitment, and reduce turnover intentions. However, some authors have argued that there are differences between the availability of WLB practices in companies and employees' perceptions of

M Eugenia Sánchez-Vidal; David Cegarra-Leiva; Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

2011-01-01

159

Tailoring Work-Life Interventions for Culturally Diverse Caregivers of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increasing incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among culturally diverse families, there has also been increased attention to the dual demands of employment and caregiving. In this paper, we contend that culturally diverse caregivers are an understudied group of workers. We examine literature to assist in conceptualizing the relationship between cultural orientation and caregiving, work-life stress, and organizational

Portia L. Cole; Kelli W. Gary

2012-01-01

160

Work/Life Practices and the Recruitment and Retention of Large School Districts' Foodservice Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the forthcoming retirement of school foodservice directors, the increasing pressures faced by employees at home and work, and the financial constraints of school districts, recruiting and retaining skilled and diverse employees will be challenging. Marketing work/life benefits to potential employees and supporting these policies to current…

Harrison, Mary Kate

2010-01-01

161

The Relationship Between Work-Life Policies and Practices and Employee Loyalty: A Life Course Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: Using a representative sample of 3,381 American workers, this study investigates relationships among work\\/life policies, informal support, and employee Patricia V. Roehling is Associate,Professor at Hope,College and,a faculty,affiliate of

Patricia V. Roehling; Mark V. Roehling

2001-01-01

162

Employee Participation in a Quality Circle Program: Impact on Quality of Work Life, Productivity, and Absenteeism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of participation in a Quality Circle (QC) program on employee quality of work life (QWL) attitudes and on productivity and absenteeism behaviors was studied among direct labor employees in a manufacturing firm. Participants (n = 46) and nonparticipants (n = 46) were surveyed before and after implementation of the QC program. Multiple regression analysis revealed a positive relation

Mitchell Lee Marks; Philip H. Mirvis; Edward J. Hackett; James F. Grady

1986-01-01

163

Work\\/Life BalanceYou can't Get there from here  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, I contend that the well-intentioned discourse of work\\/life balance in the popular and scholarly press actually may undermine women's and men's attempts to live fulfilling lives. Drawing on feminist and critical perspectives, as well as my own efforts to find \\

Paula J. Caproni; Joan Kofodimos

1997-01-01

164

Quality of Work-Life Programs in U.S. Medical Schools: Review and Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality of work life is being recognized more and more as a driving factor in the recruitment and retention of highly qualified employees. Before Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine began development of its QWL initiative, it surveyed other medical schools across the U.S. to determine benchmarks of best practices in these programs.…

Otto, Ann; Bourguet, Claire

2006-01-01

165

Length of Working Life for Men and Women, 1970. Special Labor Force Report 187. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that data from 1970 working life tables indicate that since 1960 worklife expectancy has continued to edge downward for men and to lengthen for women, this report briefly discusses continuing trends in the worklife of men and women from 1900 through 1970. Women's worklife is presented in terms of single women; mothers; widowed, divorced,…

Fullerton, Howard N., Jr.; Byrne, James J.

166

Precarious employment, working hours, work-life conflict and health in hotel work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Precarious or temporary work is associated with adverse outcomes including low control over working hours, work-life conflict and stress. The rise in precarious employment is most marked in the service sector but little research has been done on its health effects in this sector. This study compares permanent and temporary workers in the hotel industry, where working hours are highly

Maria McNamara; Philip Bohle; Michael Quinlan

2011-01-01

167

Comparing Work-Life Balance in Spanish and Latin-American Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper aims to determine the level of awareness and implementation of family-responsible parameters: policies, enablers, practices, and culture, in Spanish and Latin-American companies, and how they impact work-life balance. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses data from different national IESE's Family-Responsible Employer…

Carlier, Sandra Idrovo; Llorente, Consuelo Leon; Grau, Marc Grau

2012-01-01

168

Workaholism and work–life imbalance: Does cultural origin influence the relationship?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, workaholism has become prevalent throughout organizations and has captured the attention of organizational leaders as well as the academic and scientific communities. Most research in this area has focused on the negative consequences of workaholism, specifically work–life imbalance. One area of research that has largely been ignored is the potential influence of demographic variables on the relationship

Shahnaz Aziz; Carrie T. Adkins; Alan G. Walker; Karl L. Wuensch

2010-01-01

169

Doing more with less : An analysis of work life balance among layoff survivors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine how increased work overload of layoff survivors relates to their work-life balance and job and life satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Survey methodology was used to collect data from 510 layoff survivors in a high tech company. Regression analyses and structural equation modeling were used to test the hypotheses. Findings – The

Meghna Virick; Juliana D. Lilly; Wendy J. Casper

2007-01-01

170

Does TQM improve employees’ quality of work life? Empirical evidence from Malaysia's manufacturing firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality of work life (QWL) has recently received surmountable attention, but many of the past studies lack in conceptual analysis and empirical evidence. This article is believed to be one of the first few empirical studies investigating the relationship between total quality management (TQM) practices and employees’ QWL in relation to the Malaysian ISO9001 certified manufacturing firms. The proposed framework

Keng-Boon Ooi; Voon-Hsien Lee; Alain Yee-Loong Chong; Binshan Lin

2011-01-01

171

Between school and working life: Vocational teachers’ agency in boundary-crossing settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates agency among vocational teachers with reference to boundary-crossing between school and working life. Our study utilised interviews with sixteen Finnish vocational teachers. Adopting a narrative analysis approach, we found that the teachers had a variety of forms of exercising agency in terms of decisions deliberately taken, and the discourse and actions following these decisions. These forms were:

Katja Vähäsantanen; Jaana Saarinen; Anneli Eteläpelto

2009-01-01

172

Examinations and Testing the Impacts of Quality of Work Life on Productivity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research attempts to examine whether there is possible impact from quality of work life (hereafter known as QWL) on productivity. Sink and Tuttle (1989) hypothesize the interrelationships among the seven key performance criteria, i.e., profitability, productivity, innovation, QWL, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. In these proposed interrelationships, the level of productivity is either influenced or impacted by any change in

Kanokwan Kingpadung; Kongkiti Phusavat

173

Trade Unions and Work-life Balance: Changing Times in France and the UK?  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThe mixed empirical findings to date have indicated that some, but not all, unions in industrialized countries are actively involved in campaigning and bargaining around work–life balance (WLB) issues, as part of a modernization agenda linked to feminization and to ‘positive flexibility’. This article seeks to identify factors that might encourage or inhibit trade unions from involvement in WLB issues,

Abigail Gregory; Susan Milner

2009-01-01

174

Electrical Engineers' Perceptions on Education--Electromagnetic Field Theory and Its Connection to Working Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper investigates electrical engineers' perceptions on their education in Finland, with particular emphasis on the basic electromagnetic field theory courses and their applicability in working life, using two online surveys (n = 99 and n = 120). The answers show a reasonably good satisfaction with the electrical engineering studies in…

Keltikangas, K.; Wallen, H.

2010-01-01

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The Relationship of Workaholism With Work–Life Conflict, Life Satisfaction, and Purpose in Life  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the differences between 2 types of workaholics (enthusiastic and nonenthusiastic workaholics) and nonworkaholic workers (work enthusiasts, relaxed workers, unengaged workers, and disenchanted workers) with respect to work–life conflict, life satisfaction, and purpose in life in a sample of 171 salaried employees of a high technology organization. Results differed for the 2 types of workaholics, supporting the importance

Cynthia A. Bonebright; Daniel L. Clay; Robert D. Ankenmann

2000-01-01

176

Pedagogical perspectives on the relationships between higher education and working life  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between higher educationinstitutions and their environment has changedmarkedly during the last two decades.Massification and diversification of the highereducation system, economic globalisation, novelmodes of knowledge production, new professionalrequirements and the establishment of newvocational higher education systems in manycountries have challenged higher educationinstitutions to develop new forms ofcollaboration with working life. The newsituation also challenges higher education todevelop pedagogical and

Päivi Tynjälä; Jussi Välimaa; Anneli Sarja

2003-01-01

177

Tip the work-life balance back in your favor with a podcast  

Microsoft Academic Search

Engineers and managers find themselves facing increasingly long hours to complete the everyday activities of their jobs. At the same time, they are pressed by the threat of technical obsolescence as they scramble to keep up with the rapid expansion of technology. Technical and professional meetings and publications can close the obsolescence gap, but they can tilt the work-life balance

John R. Purvis III

2006-01-01

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Disability adjusted working life years (DAWLYs) of leprosy affected persons in India  

PubMed Central

Background & objectives: Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) have been accepted as a useful method to estimate the burden of disease, and can be adapted to determine the number of productive years lost due to the disability. DALY has been reported for many studies but not for leprosy. Hence this study was carried out in three States of India. In view of the fact that in this study, productive working years are used, the term is modified as DAWLY. Methods: A representative random sample of 150 leprosy affected persons, 50 from each States of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, was chosen, and data were collected on detailed work-life history, occupation, time when leprosy was discovered, reported and treatment started, break of job/loss of income due to leprosy. The loss of wages and durations were used to compute the life-years lost due to leprosy, and summarized over the average total duration of 42 years of productive work-life from 18 to 60 years. The percentage losses were determined and differences tested for statistical significance. Results: The overall mean (± SE) disability adjusted working life years was 28.6 (±0.67), a reduction of 13.4 yr from the ideal productive working life period of 42 yr. The youngest patients with disability had a reduction of 41.4 per cent, as compared to the oldest patients. There was a significant increase in loss based on year for those whose disability started earlier (P=0.0024). Interpretation & conclusions: On an average, 30 per cent of the leprosy affected person's work life is lost due to disability.

Rao, P.S.S.; Darlong, F.; Timothy, M.; Kumar, Sandeep; Abraham, S.; Kurian, Royce

2013-01-01

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AGU Committees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Administrative Committees are responsible for those functions required for the overall performance or well-being of AGU as an organization. These committees are Audit and Legal Affairs, Budget and Finance*, Development, Nominations*, Planning, Statutes and Bylaws*, Tellers.Operating Committees are responsible for the policy direction and operational oversight of AGU's primary programs. The Operating Committees are Education and Human Resources, Fellows*, Information Technology, International Participation*, Meetings, Public Affairs, Public Information, Publications*.

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Work-family enrichment as a mediator between organizational interventions for work-life balance and job outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the role of work-family enrichment in the relationships between organizational interventions for work-life balance (job characteristics, work-life benefits and policies, supervisor support and work-family culture) and job outcomes (job satisfaction, affective commitment and organizational citizenship behaviour). It is hypothesized that organizational interventions for work-life balance will be positively related to job outcomes and

Rupashree Baral; Shivganesh Bhargava

2010-01-01

181

[Locomotor and cardiorespiratory impairments after retirement in relation to certain occupational exposures during working life].  

PubMed

The relationships between locomotor and cardiorespiratory impairments and occupational exposures during working life were examined, using a sample of 627 retired persons in the greater Paris area. Among men, there was a significant statistical association between carrying heavy weights and locomotor impairment. There were also significant associations between exposure to toxic products, tiring postures and vibrations and cardiorespiratory impairment among men. Concerning women, associations between exposure to dust and tiring postures during working life and cardiorespiratory impairment were observed. These results were obtained after adjusting for age, socio-professional status, tobacco use, living alone and after adjusting also for the other occupational exposures. These results are compatible with the hypothesis of long-term effects of occupational exposures on the principal health characteristics of the aged. PMID:3671856

Derriennic, F; Cassou, B; Lecuyer, G; Amphoux, M

1987-01-01

182

Work life and psychological health: the experiences of Thai women in deprived communities.  

PubMed

I discuss women's work life and the psychological health of women in low-income communities in Northeast Thailand. Previous research has shown that low-income women are part of a disadvantaged group who struggle against several problems in their everyday life, and who work hard to survive. These women worked as either manual laborers in agriculture or factories or as self-employed vendors, and were busy Ha Yoo Ha Kin (working and earning a living). The women's way of life was complex and involved being responsible for their children, husband, extended family, work, and themselves. Understanding women's beliefs and practice relating to work life and health is essential in designing effective intervention programmes to promote the health and well-being of low-income women in Thailand. PMID:15354620

Jongudomkarn, Darunee; West, Bernice J M

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Fulfillment of Work-Life Balance From the Organizational Perspective: A Case Study.  

PubMed

Context :? Researchers studying work-life balance have examined policy development and implementation to create a family-friendly work environment from an individualistic perspective rather than from a cohort of employees working under the same supervisor. Objective :? To investigate what factors influence work-life balance within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I clinical setting from the perspective of an athletic training staff. Design :? Qualitative study. Setting :? Web-based management system. Patients or Other Participants :? Eight athletic trainers (5 men, 3 women; age = 38 ± 7 years) in the NCAA Division I setting. Data Collection and Analysis :? Participants responded to a series of questions by journaling their thoughts and experiences. We included data-source triangulation, multiple analyst triangulation, and peer review to establish data credibility. We analyzed the data via a grounded theory approach. Results :? Three themes emerged from the data. Family-oriented and supportive work environment was described as a workplace that fosters and encourages work-life balance through professionally and personally shared goals. Nonwork outlets included activities, such as exercise and personal hobbies, that provide time away from the role of the athletic trainer. Individualistic strategies reflected that although the athletic training staff must work together and support one another, each staff member must have his or her own personal strategies to manage personal and professional responsibilities. Conclusions :? The foundation for a successful work environment in the NCAA Division I clinical setting potentially can center on the management style of the supervisor, especially one who promotes teamwork among his or her staff members. Although a family-friendly work environment is necessary for work-life balance, each member of the athletic training staff must have personal strategies in place to fully achieve a balance. PMID:23725516

Mazerolle, Stephanie M; Goodman, Ashley

2013-04-18

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Fulfillment of work-life balance from the organizational perspective: a case study.  

PubMed

Context: Researchers studying work-life balance have examined policy development and implementation to create a family-friendly work environment from an individualistic perspective rather than from a cohort of employees working under the same supervisor. Objective: To investigate what factors influence work-life balance within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I clinical setting from the perspective of an athletic training staff. Design: Qualitative study. Setting: Web-based management system. Patients or Other Participants: Eight athletic trainers (5 men, 3 women; age = 38 ± 7 years) in the NCAA Division I setting. Data Collection and Analysis: Participants responded to a series of questions by journaling their thoughts and experiences. We included data-source triangulation, multiple-analyst triangulation, and peer review to establish data credibility. We analyzed the data via a grounded theory approach. Results: Three themes emerged from the data. Family-oriented and supportive work environment was described as a workplace that fosters and encourages work-life balance through professionally and personally shared goals. Nonwork outlets included activities, such as exercise and personal hobbies, that provide time away from the role of the athletic trainer. Individualistic strategies reflected that although the athletic training staff must work together and support one another, each staff member must have his or her own personal strategies to manage personal and professional responsibilities. Conclusions: The foundation for a successful work environment in the NCAA Division I clinical setting potentially can center on the management style of the supervisor, especially one who promotes teamwork among his or her staff members. Although a family-friendly work environment is necessary for work-life balance, each member of the athletic training staff must have personal strategies in place to fully achieve a balance. PMID:24067152

Mazerolle, Stephanie M; Goodman, Ashley

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Work-life balance: an exploratory study of supports and barriers in a construction project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore employees' perceptions of work-life balance (WLB) in an Australian infrastructure construction project, using semi-structured focus groups. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In total, 43 employees participated in the focus groups, representing 50 per cent of the project workforce at the time. Focus groups explored employees' experiences of WLB during the planning and design

Michelle Turner; Helen Lingard; Valerie Francis

2009-01-01

186

‘High-performance’ Management Practices, Working Hours and Work–Life Balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThe effects of selected high-performance practices and working hours on work–life balance are analysed with data from national surveys of British employees in 1992 and 2000. Alongside long hours, which are a constant source of negative job-to-home spillover, certain ‘high-performance’ practices have become more strongly related to negative spillover during this period. Surprisingly, dual-earner couples are not especially liable to

Michael White; Stephen Hill; Patrick McGovern; Colin Mills; Deborah Smeaton

2003-01-01

187

Using Work\\/Life Balance Strategies to Address Regional Skills Shortages  

Microsoft Academic Search

While organisations in regional Australia face the difficulty of attracting skilled labour, an increasing number of individuals are considering amenity-lifestyle changes, commonly known as 'sea-change' or 'tree-change' decisions. As such, there is an interesting and complex nexus to be considered: how do regional organisations use their work\\/life balance (WLB) policies to attract skilled labour, and secondly how does this promotion

Debra da Silva; Kerry Grigg

188

Senior dental students' career intentions, work-life balance and retirement plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To gather information from senior dental students about their future career plans, with particular emphasis on work-life balance issues, their attitudes towards the NHS and retirement plans.Method Senior dental students at the Universities of Dundee and Manchester were asked to complete a voluntary anonymous questionnaire.Results In all 141 questionnaires were completed, 42 by students in Manchester and 114 in

J. R. Drummond; L. Carson; E. D. Theaker; F. M. J. Stewart

2007-01-01

189

Ein heuristisches Modell zur Work-Life-Balance: Vier Dimensionen des Tätigseins  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zusammenfassung  Der Autor greift ein Modell des Philosophen Martin Seel ber die „vier Dimensionen des Ttigseins“ auf und entwickelt daraus\\u000a ein praxisorientiertes Konzept zur Work-Life-Balance. Diese Dimensionen sind: (1) Arbeit als zielgerichtetes Handeln, (2) Interaktion als Umgang mit einem menschlichen Gegenber, (3) Spiel als zweckfreies, primr vollzugsorientiertes Handeln, (4) Betrachtung, Kontemplation als vollzugsorientierte Interaktion mit einem Gegenstand. Nach einleitenden berlegungen zur

Christoph J. Schmidt-Lellek

2007-01-01

190

Female part-time managers : Work-life balance, aspirations and career mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the employment trajectories, aspirations, work-life balance and career mobility of women working as part-time managers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 female part-time managers and four of their line managers in public and private-sector organizations. Interviews explored women's career trajectories before and after the transition to part-time

Jennifer Tomlinson; Susan Durbin

2010-01-01

191

Work-Life Balance in Sweden: Working in a flexible and autonomous manner (Japanese)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main aim of this paper is to study to what extent a work-life balance (WLB) policy has been implemented in Sweden and to analyze the strategy that the country has put into practice, as the country—from a comparative perspective—is considered to be one of the leaders in this context. A review of the process for implementing such policy in

TAKAHASHI Mieko

2011-01-01

192

Work\\/life practices and the recruitment and retention of large school districts' foodservice professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the forthcoming retirement of school foodservice directors, the increasing pressures faced by employees at home and work, and the financial constraints of school districts, recruiting and retaining skilled and diverse employees will be challenging. Marketing work\\/life benefits to potential employees and supporting these policies to current employees may enhance school districts' recruitment efforts.\\u000aPrevious research has shown a turnover

Mary Kate Harrison

2010-01-01

193

E-technology and work\\/life balance for academics with young children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the late 1980s, research on post-industrialized economies shows that the boundary between work and family is increasingly\\u000a becoming blurred. The continuing evolution of e-technology allows work for some to be done anywhere, anytime. This article\\u000a examines the degree to which e-technology has transferred work into the home lives of academics and how this has affected\\u000a their work\\/life balance. Drawing

Jan Currie; Joan Eveline

194

A New Work-Life Model for the Twenty-First Century  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the coming of the new century, talk of change and new beginnings is everywhere—the new family, the new workforce, the new corporation, the new employee-employer contract. In the midst of all this talk of change, however, policies and practices in the work-life area remain surprisingly the same. No innovative ways of framing the issues have captured the imagination of

Rosalind C. Barnett

1999-01-01

195

Work-life policy: does it do exactly what it says on the tin?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Policies which help employees balance their work and non-work priorities have become increasingly popular among UK employers in recent years. Along with a legislative imperative for family leave-related policies, employers are being encouraged to introduce work-life policies and make them more inclusive in order to enhance their business performance. This paper looks at how four financial services organisations have approached

Sarah Wise; Sue Bond

2003-01-01

196

Work-Life Differences and Outcomes for Agency and Consumer-Directed Home-Care Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose. Research on home-care outcomes has high- lighted the promise of consumer-directed models that rely on recipients rather than agencies to arrange and direct services. However, there has been little research on workers employed directly by recipients. This study examined differences in work-life and worker out- comes between workers in consumer-directed versus agency care as well as between family and

A. E. Benjamin; Ruth E. Matthias

2004-01-01

197

Perceptions of Work-Life Balance Among Military Law Enforcement Personnel and their Spouses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which military law enforcement agents and their spouses shared similar\\u000a perceptions of work-life conflict and organizational support. One hundred seventy Special Agents in the Air Force Office of\\u000a Special Investigations and their spouses participated in the study. Survey results revealed that Agents and spouses shared\\u000a very similar views regarding

Mahlia A. Matsch; Daniel A. Sachau; Jessica Gertz; David R. Englert

2009-01-01

198

Flexible work in call centres: Working hours, work-life conflict & health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Call-centre workers encounter major psychosocial pressures, including high work intensity and undesirable working hours. Little is known, however, about whether these pressures vary with employment status and how they affect work-life conflict and health. Questionnaire data were collected from 179 telephone operators in Sydney, Australia, of whom 124 (69.3%) were female and 54 (30.2%) were male. Ninety-three (52%) were permanent

Philip Bohle; Harold Willaby; Michael Quinlan; Maria McNamara

2011-01-01

199

Caught in the Middle: Organizational Impediments to Middle Managers’ Work-life Balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

As increased work demands and longer working hours become the reality for many employees, the concept of work-life balance\\u000a has received increasing attention. This paper presents findings from an exploratory study of Australian middle managers, which\\u000a investigated the impact of middle managers’ daily organizational experiences on their lives both in and beyond the workplace.\\u000a We focus on respondents’ reports of

Melissa A. Parris; Margaret H. Vickers; Lesley Wilkes

2008-01-01

200

Unemployment during working life and mental health of retirees: Results of a representative survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine differences in mental health and satisfaction with life in retired men and women depending on experienced unemployment during working life.Method: Based on a representative survey, 1396 retirees in the age range of 60–92 years were interviewed face-to-face, assessing two screening instruments for anxiety and depression as well as the Questions on

Markus Zenger; Elmar Brähler; Hendrik Berth; Yve Stöbel-Richter

2011-01-01

201

Effort-reward imbalance, over-commitment and work-life conflict: testing an expanded model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Although the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model of job stress has gained support in predicting employee health, it has rarely been examined in the context of the work-home interface. This study aims to test an expanded ERI model in predicting work-life conflict (WLC) in university employees. Three hypotheses relating to the ERI are tested. It is also predicted that

Gail Kinman; Fiona Jones

2008-01-01

202

Membership Has its Privileges? Contracting and Access to Jobs that Accommodate Work-Life Needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using job-spell data based on an original survey of Information Technology (IT) degree graduates from five U.S. universities, the authors investigate the link between contracting and a set of job characteristics (accommodating flexible work hours, total work hours, and working from home) associated with work-life needs. Compared with regular employees in similar jobs, workers in both independent- and agency-contracting jobs

Forrest Briscoe; Mark Wardell; Steve Sawyer

2011-01-01

203

Contagious flexibility? A study on whether schedule flexibility facilitates work-life enrichment.  

PubMed

Schedule flexibility defines an important generating resource for work-life enrichment; however, our knowledge about how such spillovers take place is limited. This multiple case study examines how workers from different working time contexts with varying levels of schedule flexibility experience work-life interplay. Given the adopted explorative design, it is important to interpret the findings in a tentative light. Nonetheless, the study offers important insight into work-life enrichment that may guide future research in this field. The findings indicate that schedule flexibility may act as a boundary-spanning resource owing to the agency potential it offers workers. Thus, it seemed that flexible schedule opportunities enabled workers to engage more fully in personal life activities, which in turn had a positive influence on their work involvement through positive affect. Such positive role engagements appeared, however, to be greatly determined by workers' boundary management and by time conditions of work and family. In conclusion, the major findings and limitation of the study are discussed against existing research and theory. PMID:22672055

Pedersen, Vivi Bach; Jeppesen, Hans Jeppe

2012-06-04

204

Conference Committees: Conference Committees  

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International Programm Committee (IPC) Harald Ade NCSU Sadao Aoki University Tsukuba David Attwood Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/CXRO Christian David Paul Scherrer Institut Peter Fischer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Adam Hitchcock McMaster University Chris Jacobsen SUNY, Stony Brook Denis Joyeux Lab Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique Yasushi Kagoshima University of Hyogo Hiroshi Kihara Kansai Medical University Janos Kirz SUNY Stony Brook Maya Kiskinova ELETTRA Ian McNulty Argonne National Lab/APS Alan Michette Kings College London Graeme Morrison Kings College London Keith Nugent University of Melbourne Zhu Peiping BSRF Institute of High Energy Physics Francois Polack Soleil Christoph Quitmann Paul Scherrer Institut Günther Schmahl University Göttingen Gerd Schneider Bessy Hyun-Joon Shin Pohang Accelerator Lab Jean Susini ESRF Mau-Tsu Tang NSRRC Tony Warwick Lawrence Berkeley Lab/ALS Local Organizing Committee Christoph Quitmann Chair, Scientific Program Charlotte Heer Secretary Christian David Scientific Program Frithjof Nolting Scientific Program Franz Pfeiffer Scientific Program Marco Stampanoni Scientific Program Robert Rudolph Sponsoring, Financials Alfred Waser Industry Exhibition Robert Keller Public Relation Markus Knecht Computing and WWW Annick Cavedon Proceedings and Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Margrit Eichler Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Kathy Eikenberry Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Marlies Locher Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program

2009-09-01

205

Women, work–life balance and quality of life: case studies from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this editorial we introduce the key themes explored by the articles that make up this themed section on ‘Women, work–life balance and quality of life’. As a collection, the articles emphasise the complexity of trying to define what work–life balance means to different groups of men and women in three locales (Bristol, West London and Dublin), highlighting that trying

Fiona Smith; Emma Wainwright; Susan Buckingham; Elodie Marandet

2011-01-01

206

Exploring the Work/Life/Study Balance: The Experience of Higher Education Students in a Scottish Further Education College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explores the dimensions of the work/life/study balance and its influence on student participation in higher education, through a case study of the experience of higher education students, studying both full time and part time, in a Scottish further education college. The experience of the students and the work/life/study challenges…

Lowe, Janet; Gayle, Vernon

2007-01-01

207

Work-life initiatives and organizational change: Overcoming mixed messages to move from the margin to the mainstream  

PubMed Central

This article examines perspectives on employer work–life initiatives as potential organizational change phenomena. Work–life initiatives address two main organizational challenges: structural (flexible job design, human resource policies) and cultural (supportive supervisors, climate) factors. While work–life initiatives serve a purpose in highlighting the need for organizational adaptation to changing relationships between work, family, and personal life, we argue they usually are marginalized rather than mainstreamed into organizational systems. We note mixed consequences of work–life initiatives for individuals and organizations.While they may enable employees to manage work and caregiving, they can increase work intensification and perpetuate stereotypes of ideal workers. In order to advance the field, organizations and scholars need to frame both structural and cultural work–life changes as part of the core employment systems to enhance organizational effectiveness and not just as strategies to support disadvantaged, non-ideal workers. We conclude with an overview of the articles in this special issue.

Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Lewis, Suzan; Hammer, Leslie B

2011-01-01

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78 FR 8147 - Establishment of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee  

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...safety and technology; public health; nutrition education and behavior change; and/or nutrition-related systematic review methodology. Members will be invited to serve for the duration of the Committee. Individuals who are...

2013-02-05

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76 FR 28001 - Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee  

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76 FR 21705 - Closed Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee  

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2011-04-18

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Committee Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Committees are the backbone of AGU, and committee members serve in a variety of indispensable roles. They are advisors to the president and to the Council; and they provide continuing guidance for all AGU programs, review ongoing and proposed programs, and suggest new ones. As an organization, the Union could not operate effectively without this strong core of volunteers who give so generously of their time, talent, and energy to participate in committee activities.

2008-02-01

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77 FR 70182 - Reopening of Nomination Period for Members of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and...  

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The U.S. Department of the Interior published a notice announcing the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee), and inviting nominations for membership on the Committee. The closing date for nominations was November 19, 2012. This Federal Register Notice reopens the nomination and comment period for 30 days. If you have already submitted......

2012-11-23

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Workaholism and work-life imbalance: does cultural origin influence the relationship?  

PubMed

In recent years, workaholism has become prevalent throughout organizations and has captured the attention of organizational leaders as well as the academic and scientific communities. Most research in this area has focused on the negative consequences of workaholism, specifically work-life imbalance. One area of research that has largely been ignored is the potential influence of demographic variables on the relationship between workaholism and work-life imbalance. Therefore, the current study focused on how cultural origin might influence the intensity of this relationship. Based on relative deprivation theory and previous empirical work, it was expected that cultural origin would moderate the relationship between workaholism and work-life imbalance. Specifically, it was predicted that Caucasian participants would score higher on levels of workaholism than Black participants, and that the relationship between workaholism and work-life imbalance would be stronger for Caucasians than for Blacks. The results revealed that high levels of workaholism were significantly correlated with high levels of work-life imbalance. However, results also indicated that cultural origin did not moderate the relationship between workaholism and work-life imbalance, and there was no significant mean difference between Caucasian and Black participants on our measure of workaholism. These findings are important in that it is essential for employers to be aware of workaholic tendencies so they can better handle the negative consequences that result for the organization, and to also help promote the well-being of their employees. En los últimos años la adicción al trabajo se ha vuelto muy popular en las organizaciones y ha capturado la atención tanto de líderes organizacionales, así como de las comunidades científicas y académicas. La mayoría de investigaciones en esta área se han focalizado en las consequencias negativas de la adicción al trabajo (workoholismo), específicamente en el desequilibrio entre trabajo-vida. Una área de investigación que ha sido ignorada por mucho tiempo es la influencia potencial de las variables demográficas sobre la relación entre adicción al trabajo y el desequilibrio trabajo-vida. Por este motivo es que el presente estudio se focalizó en como el origen cultural puede influenciar la intensidad de esta relación. Tomando como base la teoría de la deprivación relativa y estudios empíricos previos, se esperó que el origen cultural moderaría la relación entre adicción al trabajo y desequilibrio trabajo-vida. Específicamente se pudo predecir que los participantes caucásicos mostraron más elevados puntajes en los niveles de adicción al trabajo que los participantes negros, y que la relación entre adicción al trabajo y desequilibrio trabajo-vida era más intensa entre los caucásicos que entre los negros. Los resultados revelaron que elevados niveles de adicción al trabajo correlacionaron significativamente con altos niveles de desequilibrio trabajo-vida. Sin embargo los resultados también revelaron que el origen cultural no moderaba la relación entre adicción al trabajo y desequilibrio trabajo-vida, y que además no había una diferencia significativa de medias entre los participantes caucásicos y negros respecto de nuestras mediciones de adicción al trabajo. Estos resultados son importantes en la medida en que es esencial para los empleadores el ser conscientes respecto de las tendencias de adicción al trabajo, lo que les permitirá manejar con mayor efectividad las consequencias negativas para la empresa resultantes de estas tendencias, y por otro lado apoyar a sus empleados en la promoción de su bienestar. Au cours des dernières années, le travaillolisme (workaholism) a pris de l'ampleur dans les organisations et a capté l'attention à la fois des dirigeants d'organisations et des communautés académique et scientifique. La majorité de la recherche dans ce domaine fut orientée sur les conséquences négatives du travaillolisme et, plus spécifiquement, sur le conflit travai

Aziz, Shahnaz; Adkins, Carrie T; Walker, Alan G; Wuensch, Karl L

2010-02-01

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Virtue and health--finding meaning and joy in working life.  

PubMed

The perspective of this investigation is the humanistic caring tradition of caring science where caritas motive, i.e. charity and love, constitutes the basic motive and suffering the basic category of caring, i.e. Eriksson's theory of caritative caring. The concept of virtue is used in accordance with Aristotle's theory of virtue and fragments of theory are added to the study from Arendt. The aim of the study was to investigate the meaning of virtues for worker's health and to develop a theoretical model of the inner health domains. The investigation comprises an empirical study using focus-group interviews for the collection of data. The participants were 16 employees, in four focus groups, in the wood-processing industry. The study was conducted from September 1999 to January 2000. Hermeneutical interpretation has been used in the search for a deeper understanding of the connection between virtue and health in working life. Abduction is the conclusion method, which is used in this study. The result is presented at four levels of interpretation and the final findings constitutes four theses which comprise the virtues of pride, generosity, love and honesty as important in working life and a theoretical model comprising three dimensions: the innermost dimension, the middle dimension and the outer dimension. These dimensions reflect health as becoming. By means of virtues it is possible to find the way to the inner domains of health. Pride as a virtue and how it is heeded at work, is decisive in determining whether health becomes discernable in working life and the value, i.e. found in pride is decisive when it comes to the employee's conception of the meaning of work. The study shows that the connection between health and virtue is important to recognize. This approach points out underlying values that effects worker's health. PMID:17559437

Wärnå, Carola; Lindholm, Lisbet; Eriksson, Katie

2007-06-01

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Work-life imbalance and mental health among male and female employees in Switzerland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives  To investigate the prevalence and mental health effects of an unequal work-life balance (WLB) including potential gender differences.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  A cross-sectional study based on a representative sample of the Swiss employed population aged 20 to 64 (women: n = 1661;\\u000a men: n = 1591).\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Results  Based on a single-item measure, more than every seventh employee in Switzerland indicated major difficulties combining work

Oliver Hämmig; Georg Bauer

2009-01-01

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Quality of Work Life as a Mediator Between Emotional Labor and Work Family Interference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  We adopted the conservation of resources model (COR, Hobfoll Am Psychol 44:513–524, 1989; Hobfoll in Stress, culture, and community: the psychology and philosophy of stress, Plenum, New York, 1998) to examine the associations among emotional labor, work family interference, and quality of work life.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Design\\/Methodology\\/Approach  Cross-sectional, self-reported data were obtained from 442 Hong Kong Chinese service employees.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Findings  Correlation and hierarchical regression

Francis Yue-Lok Cheung; Catherine So-Kum Tang

2009-01-01

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The relationship between hospital unit culture and nurses' quality of work life.  

PubMed

Turnover rates for hospital nurses have been increasing in recent years, which is partially a result of increasing pressure on nurses from higher productivity expectations in a managed care environment. Improving nurse retention is a difficult challenge to managers since the bureaucratic cultural norm of hospitals, with its hierarchical structures, rules, and regulations, and heavy emphasis on measurement of outcomes and costs, may not be the culture most conducive to enhancing nurses' job satisfaction and commitment. Accordingly, this study investigates the relationships between unit organizational culture and several important job-related variables for nurse retention in the labor and delivery units of seven hospitals. Data analysis shows that unit organizational culture does affect nurses' quality of work life factors and that human relations cultural values are positively related to organizational commitment, job involvement, empowerment, and job satisfaction, and negatively related to intent to turnover. These findings suggest that although increasing recruitment of nurses and improved compensation and benefits strategies may offset hospital nurse shortages in the short term, improving quality of work life may be a more practical and long-term approach to improving hospital nurse retention. PMID:11836962

Gifford, Blair D; Zammuto, Raymond F; Goodman, Eric A

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Well-balanced families? : A gendered analysis of work-life balance policies and work family practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper considers the impact of work-life balance policies on the work and family practices of professional, dual-earner parents with dependent children, by assessing the extent to which “well-balanced families” have been resultantly facilitated. It poses two research questions: the first centres on how far work-life balance policies have better enabled working parents to manage their commitments to

S. B. Burnett; C. J. Gatrell; C. L. Cooper; P. Sparrow

2010-01-01

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A comparative analysis of the use of work-life balance practices in Europe : Do practices enhance females’ career advancement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The objectives of this study are: to identify and compare companies' involvement with work-life balance practices and policies in 14 European countries, and to test whether these practices actually enhance the career advancement of women to senior management positions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A comparative descriptive analysis shows differences in work-life balance practices and policies and women's participation in the

Caroline Straub

2007-01-01

221

Tipping the balance: the problematic nature of work–life balance in a low-income neighbourhood  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article attempts to locate the contested notion of work–life balance within the context of global trends and recent policy developments. It describes a small-scale qualitative study of work–life balance as it is experienced within a low-income neighbourhood in the UK. The study findings are used to inform reflections on the powerlessness experienced by many working parents seeking to accommodate

Hartley Dean

2007-01-01

222

Work–life strategies in the Australian construction industry: Implementation issues in a dynamic project-based work environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A participatory work–life balance intervention was implemented in a medium-sized construction contracting organization based in Melbourne, Australia. Weekly data capturing the number of hours worked, satisfaction with work–life balance and capacity to complete required tasks at work and at home were collected for 25 consecutive weeks. Data was subjected to time series modeling procedures and weekly work hours were found

Helen Lingard; Valerie Francis; Michelle Turner

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Voices of Women: A Memory Work Reflection on Work-Life Dis\\/Harmony in Tourism Academia  

Microsoft Academic Search

While other disciplines have engaged with critiquing work-life balance, tourism studies has been slower in acknowledging and critically contesting the notion as it applies to our own academic lives. This paper aims to address this gap through a collective memory-work of how four female tourism academics try to achieve work-life harmony and why it sometimes seems unattainable. In contrast to

J. Small; C. Harris; J. Wilson; I. Ateljevic

2011-01-01

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The Relationship Between Work-Life Policies and Practices and Employee Loyalty:A Life Course Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a representative sample of 3,381 American workers, this study investigates relationships among work\\/life policies, informal support, and employee loyalty over the life course (defined by age and parental status and age of youngest child). The central thesis is that our understanding of the impact of work\\/life policies on employee loyalty will be enriched by consideration of the non-work and

Patricia V. Roehling; Mark V. Roehling; Phyllis Moen

2001-01-01

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The nature nursing quality of work life: an integrative review of literature.  

PubMed

Studies that have examined the nursing quality of work life (QWL) have not been systematically reviewed in the recent years. Thus, the current study was aimed to identify the predictors of the nurses' QWL and determine the definitions of QWL for nurses. The authors used an integrative review of the literature and identified six themes as the major predictors of the nurses' QWL: leadership and management style/decision-making latitude, shift working, salary and fringe benefits, relationship with colleagues, demographic characteristics, and workload/job strain. Although different researchers had varied perspectives on the QWL in nursing, most viewed QWL as a subjective phenomenon that is influenced by personal feeling and perceptions. A closer review of definitions of QWL indicated that some authors considered QWL as an "outcome," whereas others saw it as a "process." Further research needs to be conducted to determine the relative importance of QWL predictors, and implementation programs to improve the QWL. PMID:20719995

Vagharseyyedin, Seyyed Abolfazl; Vanaki, Zohreh; Mohammadi, Eesa

2010-08-18

226

Promotion of a healthy work life at small enterprises in Thailand by participatory methods.  

PubMed

The major problems of small enterprises include unfavourable working conditions and environment that affect safety and health of workers. The WISE (Work Improvement in Small Enterprises) methodology developed by the ILO has been widely applied to improve occupational safety and health in small enterprises in Thailand. The participatory methods building on local good practices and focusing on practicable improvements have proven effective in controlling the occupational hazards in these enterprises at their sources. As a result of applying the methods in small-scale industries, the frequency of occupational accidents was reduced and the working environment actually improved in the cases studied. The results prove that the participatory approach taken by the WISE activities is a useful and effective tool to make owner/managers and workers in small enterprises voluntarily improve their own working conditions and environment. In promoting a healthy work life at small enterprises in Thailand, it is important to further develop and spread the approach. PMID:16610544

Krungkraiwong, Sudthida; Itani, Toru; Amornratanapaichit, Ratanaporn

2006-01-01

227

An Introduction to Invitational Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduces invitational theory, collection of assumptions that seek to explain phenomena and provide means of intentionally summoning people to realize their relatively boundless potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavor. Describes foundations of invitational theory; assumptions regarding trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality;…

Purkey, William Watson

1992-01-01

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Eastern Sources of Invitational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents historical perspective suggesting that invitational theory shares many beliefs with ancient Eastern philosophies. Submits that teachers and other educators who embrace the invitational perspective may benefit from an understanding of Eastern principles. Briefly describes Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and their relevance to…

Ryback, David

1993-01-01

229

78 FR 61839 - State Advisory Committees; Request for Applications  

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Because the terms of the members of the Hawaii Advisory Committee are expiring as of January 18, 2014, the United States Commission on Civil Rights hereby invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed to apply. The memberships covered by this notice are exclusively for the Hawaii Advisory Committee, and applicants must be residents of Hawaii to be considered. Letters of interest must be......

2013-10-04

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Blood Products Advisory Committee  

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... Committees & Meeting Materials. Blood, Vaccines and Other Biologics. Blood Products Advisory Committee. ? -. ... Blood Products Advisory Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/bloodvaccinesandotherbiologics

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Assessing the quality of the working life of nurse educators in Finland: perceptions of nurse educators and their spouses.  

PubMed

As part of a broader descriptive study of nurse educators' well-being at work in Finland, the quality of working life was assessed by the nurse educators themselves and by their spouses (or another adult living with them). Data were analysed from 477 (68% of 706) educators from 25 institutes throughout Finland and from 409 (58% of 706) spouses. Nurse educators evaluated their working life as being good. Background factors that improved one or several features of working life were: young age, being married, permanent employment in a small institute in the countryside, and highschool education. Lack of freedom to choose the teaching field and tasks at work reduced the quality of working life. Nurse educators estimated that they did an average of 9.6 hours overtime a week; according to their spouses the figure was 12.7 hours. More than moderate amounts of negative stress, derived mainly from work, were reported. Interactions with people at work and the support obtained for their work were generally judged to be good. Participants reported that they were not very satisfied with relationships with college directors, while they were, generally, satisfied with relationships with students. The spouses estimated nurse educators' working life more negatively than did the educators themselves, with the exception of the balance between work and leisure time, which both groups estimated similarly. PMID:7714298

Harri, M

1995-02-01

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[Improving the quality of work life. Awkward and strained postures among scrub nurses].  

PubMed

Latest statistics show worrying figures about labour accidents and illnesses in surgical nursery, due to the lack of preventing measures or unsuitable working conditions. Actually the duties of a scrub nurse bring an important static physical burden and the fulfilment of reiterative movements, as well as environmental conditions that may raise the provability of the development of skeletal muscular diseases in a medium-long time. In order to monitor the correct accomplishment of preventing rules related to working postures and the handling of heavy loads and identify risk factors that may lead to these disorders and asses symptoms related to inadequate positions and/or heavy efforts, a descriptive quantitative study was carried out over 24 theatre nurses from 2 hospitals in Murcia. According to the gathered information, analysed with the statistic program SPSS, the adopted measures to avoid risks are inadequate and insufficient. The inquired population adopt unsuitable postures in a high proportion moreover, what let us establish a significant correlation with the obtained information referred to the posture adopted. As a result, we cannot any longer state that scrub nurses are undergoing the established preventive rules in order to avoid those symptoms associated to the kind of job they carry out. To sum up we believe as very necessary to improve the scrub nurses' quality of work life, the removal of risk factors and the supply of suitable instrumental, drawing up a protocol of safety and working behaviours as well as offering seminars to teach that protocol. PMID:14502935

Martínez, María Ruzafa; Madrigal de Torres, Fernando; Ruíz García, M Jesús; Salinas Marín, Rufina

2003-04-01

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[Quality of working life and burnout among nursing staff in Intensive Care Units].  

PubMed

This descriptive-correlational and cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the quality of working life (QWL) and the presence of burnout among nursing professionals working at Intensive Care Units. The sample was composed of 53 nursing professionals from a university hospital located in the city of Londrina-PR, Brazil. Three instruments were used for data collection: socio-demographic and professional characterization, Visual Analogue Scale for QWL and Maslach Burnout Inventory. Data was collected from April to August, 2009. Among the participants, most were auxiliary nurses (52.8%), women (66.0%) and married (67.9%). The average age was of 42.4 years. Regarding assessment of QWL, the average score obtained for the total sample was 71.1 (SD=15.5), showing that workers were satisfied with their QWL. The average for Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization and Personal Accomplishment dimensions was 11.4 (SD=7.7), 4.6 (SD=4.1) and 25.0 (SD=5.9), respectively. The QWL for the total sample showed significant association only with Emotional Exhaustion (p=0.000). PMID:23681373

Schmidt, Denise Rodrigues Costa; Paladini, Márcia; Biato, Cleonice; Pais, Juliana Domingues; Oliveira, Adelaine Rodrigues

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Macroergonomics and total quality management: how to improve quality of working life?  

PubMed

In this paper, we present a macroergonomic model of work design that is applied and tested to examine Total Quality Management (TQM) in the public sector. According to the model, TQM can influence different aspects of work design and quality of working life (QWL). Questionnaire data collected in 2 public sector organizations in the USA show that TQM can have both positive and negative impact on work design and QWL. The main positive impact of TQM was found on job content, job control and participation, and social relationships. The main negative impact of TQM was on workload, uncertainty, and clarity of job duties. The impact of TQM on QWL was mixed. Our results show that the impact of TQM on work design and QWL varied very much across the 6 participating departments, as well as within the departments. Further research is warranted to assess the human impact of TQM, in particular research on the linkage between various aspects of TQM, on one hand, and work design and QWL, on the other hand. PMID:10602651

Carayon, P; Sainfort, F; Smith, M J

1999-01-01

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A Training Intervention for Supervisors to Support a Work-Life Policy Implementation  

PubMed Central

Background Effective policy implementation is essential for a healthy workplace. The Ryan-Kossek 2008 model for work-life policy adoption suggests that supervisors as gatekeepers between employer and employee need to know how to support and communicate benefit regulations. This article describes a workplace intervention on a national employee benefit, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention on supervisor knowledge, awareness, and experience with FMLA. Methods The intervention consisted of computer-based training (CBT) and a survey measuring awareness and experience with FMLA. The training was administered to 793 county government supervisors in the state of Oregon, USA. Results More than 35% of supervisors reported no previous training on FMLA and the training pre-test revealed a lack of knowledge regarding benefit coverage and employer responsibilities. The CBT achieved: (1) a significant learning effect and large effect size of d = 2.0, (2) a positive reaction to the training and its design, and (3) evidence of increased knowledge and awareness regarding FMLA. Conclusion CBT is an effective strategy to increase supervisors' knowledge and awareness to support policy implementation. The lack of supervisor training and knowledge of an important but complex employee benefit exposes a serious impediment to effective policy implementation and may lead to negative outcomes for the organization and the employee, supporting the Ryan-Kossek model. The results further demonstrate that long-time employees need supplementary training on complex workplace policies such as FMLA.

Laharnar, Naima; Glass, Nancy; Perrin, Nancy; Hanson, Ginger; Kent Anger, W.

2013-01-01

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The Institutional vs. the Academic Definition of the Quality of Work Life. What Is the Focus of the European Commission?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, we have seen how the quality of work life has been focused and defined by the European Commission (EC). In our study we compare the EC definition with the academic one and try to see how close they are. We also analyse the possibility of applying the institutional definition to the Spanish case through the development of specific…

Royuela, Vicente; Lopez-Tamayo, Jordi; Surinach, Jordi

2008-01-01

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Working out the quality of work life : A career development perspective with insights for human resource management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the importance of the quality of work life and its impact on career development from an organizational perspective, and provides insights into human resource management (HRM) practice. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper reports the key findings of a study carried out in the USA, based on an online forum for people who undertook professional-development

Roland K. Yeo; Jessica Li

2011-01-01

238

The Effectiveness of a Joint Labor-Management Council on Increasing Productivity and Enhancing the Quality of Work Life.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study is divided into two parts. Part I assesses the effectiveness of a Joint Labor-Management Council using an established Quality of Work Life Survey. The survey was given to treatment and control groups in a one pretest, two post-test research des...

P. M. Biernacki P. S. Lumpkin

1980-01-01

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The effect of quality circles on job satisfaction and quality of work-life of staff in emergency medical services.  

PubMed

INTRODUCTION: Quality circles, as a participatory management technique, offer one alternative for dealing with frustration and discontent of today's workers. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of implementation of quality circles on nurses' quality of work-life and job satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, two emergency medical services (EMS) of Hamedan province were selected and randomly assigned as the experimental and control groups. After the experimental group was trained and quality circles were established in this group, the levels of quality of work-life and job satisfaction were measured in the two groups. Then, the statistical analyses were performed using t-test. RESULTS: After the intervention, the results showed significant differences between the scores of motivational factors (p=0.001), the total scores of job satisfaction (p=0.003), and the scores of some quality of work life (QWL) conceptual categories including the use and development of capacities (p=0.008), the total space of life (p=0.003), and the total scores of QWL (p=0.031) in the experimental group compared to those in the control group. CONCLUSION: This study confirms the effectiveness of quality circles in improving quality of work-life and job satisfaction of nurses working in EMS, and offers their application as a management method that can be used by EMS managers. PMID:23266112

Hosseinabadi, Reza; Karampourian, Arezou; Beiranvand, Shoorangiz; Pournia, Yadollah

2012-12-19

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Quality of Work Life: Theoretical and Methodological Problems, and Presentation of a New Model and Measuring Instrument  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Ever since the concept of Quality of Work Life (QWL) was first used over 30 years ago, a range of definitions and theoretical constructs have succeeded each other with the aim of mitigating the many problems facing the concept. A historical overview of the concept of QWL is presented here. Given the lack of consensus concerning the…

Martel, Jean-Pierre; Dupuis, Gilles

2006-01-01

241

The Relationship between Quality of Work Life and Job Satisfaction: A Study of the Nation's Municipal Clerks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study empirically examined the quality of work life and job satisfaction of municipal clerks employed in cities in the United States. Questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 10 percent of the membership in the United States of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Results of factor analysis produced 12 distinct dimensions…

Bruce, Willa

242

WORK–LIFE BALANCE IN EUROPE: A RESPONSE TO THE BABY BUST OR REWARD FOR THE BABY BOOMERS?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic analysis of work–life balance (WLB) has too often followed the public policy debate without sufficient reflection on its origins, the accuracy of the assumptions it tends to make, or the analytical adequacy of the concepts it uses. This paper suggests that what are usually assumed to be the causes of the debate (longer hours and greater stress at

John MacInnes

2006-01-01

243

Line manager involvement in work-life balance and career development: can't manage, won't manage?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Line manager involvement in HRM is an increasing trend across Europe. With the numbers of employees taking advantage of work-life balance policies also on the increase, line manager responsibility for this specific policy area is likely to become more marked. In this paper, we argue that line managers have a critical role to play in the career development of reduced-hours

Penny Dick; Rosie Hyde

2006-01-01

244

Balancing Act: A View of Benefits and Work-Life Balance through the Eyes of Advancement Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|People who choose careers in advancement know they're not entering a 9-to-5, 40-hours-a-week profession. Staffers juggle personal lives with their commitment to stressful jobs that involve travel, long hours, weekend events, and deadlines. Work-life balance means different things to different people, but flexibility seems to be a priority for…

Collins, Mary Ellen

2011-01-01

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Determinants of Work-Life Balance: Shortcomings in the Contemporary Measurement of WLB in Large-Scale Surveys  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research on work-life balance (WLB) has presented important insights into the problems of combining family aspirations with paid work in relation to policy relevant agendas. Using the ESS II (2004/2005), we examine work-related and household/family-related causes of WLB. We can corroborate other research findings that show that work-related…

Pichler, Florian

2009-01-01

246

Do Work-Life Balance Policies Increase a Firm's Total Factor Productivity?: Evidence from panel data of Japanese firms (Japanese)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how firms' policies for workers' work-life balance (WLB) affect total factor productivity (TFP) in the long run, by using panel data of Japanese firms from the 1990s. Although we observed a positive correlation between firms' WLB policies and their TFP, once controlling for unobserved firm heterogeneity, we found no causal relationship where WLB policies increase a firm's

YAMAMOTO Isamu; MATSUURA Toshiyuki

2011-01-01

247

Employee responses to relational fulfilment and work-life benefits : A social exchange study in the German public administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Investigating employee responses to relational fulfilment of the psychological contract and work-life benefits of a telecommuting program, this study aims to contribute to the literature on social exchange in employment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The setting of the study was the German public administration. Survey data from 947 Civil Servants were analyzed in structural equation models. Analysis of mean structure

Severin Hornung; Jürgen Glaser

2010-01-01

248

Towards Working Life: Effects of an Intervention on Mental Health and Transition to Post-Basic Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Towards Working Life group method was designed to promote the transition to the upper secondary level or vocational studies and to support mental health among young people finishing their basic education. This study examined the effects of the intervention during upper secondary and vocational studies in a randomized field experimental study…

Vuori, Jukka; Koivisto, Petri; Mutanen, Pertti; Jokisaari, Markku; Salmela-Aro, Katariina

2008-01-01

249

Balancing Act: A View of Benefits and Work-Life Balance through the Eyes of Advancement Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

People who choose careers in advancement know they're not entering a 9-to-5, 40-hours-a-week profession. Staffers juggle personal lives with their commitment to stressful jobs that involve travel, long hours, weekend events, and deadlines. Work-life balance means different things to different people, but flexibility seems to be a priority for…

Collins, Mary Ellen

2011-01-01

250

Towards Working Life: Effects of an Intervention on Mental Health and Transition to Post-Basic Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Towards Working Life group method was designed to promote the transition to the upper secondary level or vocational studies and to support mental health among young people finishing their basic education. This study examined the effects of the intervention during upper secondary and vocational studies in a randomized field experimental study…

Vuori, Jukka; Koivisto, Petri; Mutanen, Pertti; Jokisaari, Markku; Salmela-Aro, Katariina

2008-01-01

251

The persisting effect of unemployment on health and social well-being in men early in working life  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our studies of the effects of unemployment in the early working life of men in a British national birth cohort we have shown elsewhere that this experience was part of a longer term accumulation of social and health disadvantage. This present study asks whether men's unemployment also inflicted potential longterm damage to future socio–economic chances and health. We therefore

M. E. J Wadsworth; S. M Montgomery; M. J Bartley

1999-01-01

252

Line Manager Involvement in Work-Life Balance and Career Development: Can't Manage, Won't Manage?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Line manager involvement in HRM is an increasing trend across Europe. With the numbers of employees taking advantage of work-life balance policies also on the increase, line manager responsibility for this specific policy area is likely to become more marked. In this paper, we argue that line managers have a critical role to play in the career…

Dick, Penny; Hyde, Rosie

2006-01-01

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Work-life conflict and musculoskeletal disorders: a cross-sectional study of an unexplored association  

PubMed Central

Background The health consequences of work-family or rather work-life conflict (WLC) have been studied by numerous researchers. The work-related causes of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are also well explored. And stress (at work) has been found to be a consequence of WLC as well as a cause of MSD. But very little is known about a potential association between WLC and MSD and the possible mediating role of stress in this relationship. Methods Survey data collected in 2007 among the workforces of four large companies in Switzerland were used for this study. The study population covered 6091 employees. As the exposure variable and hypothesized risk factor for MSD, WLC was measured by using a 10-item scale based on an established 18-item scale on work-family conflict. The outcome variables used as indicators of MSD were (low) back pain and neck/shoulder pain. Stress as the assumed intervening variable was assessed by a validated single-item measure of general stress perception. Correlation coefficients (r), standardized regression coefficients (?) and multiple adjusted odds ratios (OR) were calculated as measures of association. Results WLC was found to be quite strongly associated with MSD (? = .21). This association turned out to be substantially confounded by physical strain at work, workload and job autonomy and was considerably reduced but far from being completely eliminated after adjusting for general stress as another identified risk factor of MSD and a proven strong correlate of WLC (r = .44). A significant and relevant association still remained (? = .10) after having controlled for all considered covariates. This association could be fully attributed to only one direction of WLC, namely the work-to-life conflict. In subsequent analyses, a clear gradient between this WLC direction and both types of MSD was found, and proved to be consistent for both men and women. Employees who were most exposed to such work-to-life conflict were also most at risk and showed a fivefold higher prevalence rate (19%-42%) and also an up to sixfold increased relative risk (OR = 3.8-6.3) of suffering greatly from these types of MSD compared with the least exposed reference group showing very low WLC in this direction. Including stress in the regression models again reduced the strength of the association significantly (OR = 1.9-4.1), giving an indication for a possible indirect effect of WLC on MSD mediated by stress. Conclusion Future research and workplace interventions for the prevention of MSD need to consider WLC as an important stressor, and the MSD risk factor identified in this study.

2011-01-01

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Migrant work, precarious work–life balance: what the experiences of migrant workers in the service sector in Greater London tell us about the adult worker model  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we connect migration for waged work in post-industrial economies and debates about work–life balance. Migrant workers undertake much of the service sector work which makes others' work–life balance possible and yet their own work–life balance negotiations are often neglected. We use the narratives of migrants working in London's healthcare and hospitality sector collected in semi-structured interviews to

Sarah Dyer; Linda McDowell; Adina Batnitzky

2011-01-01

255

Die Wirkung von Work-Life Balance Initiativen auf das Mitarbeitercommitment: Eine empirische Untersuchung in der Unternehmensberatungsbranche (The Impact of Corporate Work-life Balance Initiatives on Employee Commitment: An Empirical Investigation in the German Consultancy Sector)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht die Wirkung von unternehmerischen Work-Life Balance Initiativen fuer die emotionale Bindung der Mitarbeiter zum Unternehmen, d. h. das organisationale Commitment von Mitarbeitern im Kontext der Unternehmensberatung. Dazu wurde eine Untersuchung mit insgesamt 275 Unternehmensberaterinnen und -beratern durchgefuehrt. Die Datenanalyse erfolgte anhand eines PLS-Strukturgleichungsmodells (Partial-Least-Squares-Ansatz). Die Ergebnisse weisen darauf hin, dass auch in Beratungsorganisationen ein Zusammenhang zwischen

Stephan Kaiser; Max Ringlstetter; Cornelia U. Reindl; Martin L. Stolz

2010-01-01

256

New Technology Institutes: Invitation To Bid for Funds. Invitation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document invites initial outline bids from consortia of higher education institutions, further education colleges, and other partners to establish New Technology Institutes (NTIs) in England. NTIs, which are intended to operate beginning autumn 2002, will be designed to meet regional needs for increasing the supply of people with technician…

Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.

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Interdisciplinary committee on infusion-control devices: evaluating new products.  

PubMed

Evaluation and selection of volumetric infusion-control devices (ICDs) by an interdisciplinary committee in a university teaching hospital is described. The committee, which was originally formed to evaluate problems with the existing system of ICD management, determined that the ICDs in use at the hospital were outdated. After gathering information on the types of ICDs available and identifying options for replacing the existing equipment, the committee decided to replace some of the devices with new volumetric ICDs. A six-page evaluation form was mailed to ICD manufacturers, and representatives from 16 manufacturers were invited to demonstrate their devices to the committee members. Five manufacturers were then invited to participate in a two-week, inhouse comparative trial, during which the devices were objectively evaluated by nurses, the bioinstrumentation department, and the ICD committee. The results of that evaluation were used to construct bid specifications. The decision of which ICDs to purchase was based on cost factors and the degree to which the devices met the specifications. The use of a multidisciplinary committee to evaluate and select new ICDs was an effective strategy. The devices that were purchased represented improvements in patient safety and cost-effectiveness. PMID:3369463

Donnelly, E B; Witte, K W; Eck, T A; LaPlume, G

1988-03-01

258

A moral imperative to improve the quality of work-life for nurses: building inclusive social capital capacity.  

PubMed

The complexity and incessant change in the corporatised health care workplace has influenced nurses' work choices, morale, quality of work-life and the wellbeing of patients. Thus, there is an urgent moral imperative to improve the quality of work-life for nurses. To this end, it is crucial to re-define progress beyond the sole economic markers of success and profit in the health care workplace. This paper argues for the identification of ethical markers and indicators of organisational success based on bridging and linking social capital which could be used to re-organise health care organisations, hence crafting inclusive moral spaces where nurses can safely work and provide quality care for patients. Social and ethical evaluation is well suited to examine current workplace dilemmas from a psychosocial perspective and provide a framework for best practice in building capacity in effective social relations and family friendly, ethical workplaces. PMID:14649504

Hofmeyer, Anne

2003-08-01

259

Invitational Education: Theory, Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Invitational Theory argues that learning is enhanced when learners are positively encouraged or "invited" into the educational experience. Arising from perceptual and self-concept theory, Invitational Pedagogy is constructed on four principles: respect for people, trust, optimism and intentionality, and upon five pillars: people, places, policies,…

Haigh, Martin

2011-01-01

260

The Role of Ubiquitous Computing in Maintaining Work-Life Balance: Perspectives from Women in the Information Technology Workforce  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transformations in ubiquitous Computing and shifts in the domestic nature of home life are placing greater demands on men\\u000a and women to balance work and life. Although work-life balance has been heavily investigated for many years, the majority\\u000a of this research gives very little discussion to the role of technology. Thus, the question remains: Can ubiquitous computing\\u000a address the issues

Jeria L. Quesenberry; Eileen M. Trauth

261

Determinants of Work-life Balance: Shortcomings in the Contemporary Measurement of WLB in Large-scale Surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on work-life balance (WLB) has presented important insights into the problems of combining family aspirations with\\u000a paid work in relation to policy relevant agendas. Using the ESS II (2004\\/2005), we examine work-related and household\\/family-related\\u000a causes of WLB. We can corroborate other research findings that show that work-related aspects explain by far the largest part\\u000a of the variation in WLB.

Florian Pichler

2009-01-01

262

Comparing telework locations and traditional work arrangements : Differences in work-life balance support, job satisfaction, and inclusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine differences in work-life balance (WLB) support, job satisfaction, and inclusion as a function of work location. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Web-based survey data were provided by 578 employees working at one of four locations (main office, client location, satellite office, and home). Multiple regression analyses were used to identify differences in WLB

Valerie J. Morganson; Debra A. Major; Kurt L. Oborn; Jennifer M. Verive; Michelle P. Heelan

2010-01-01

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The relationship between quality of work life and turnover intention of primary health care nurses in Saudi Arabia  

PubMed Central

Background Quality of work life (QWL) has been found to influence the commitment of health professionals, including nurses. However, reliable information on QWL and turnover intention of primary health care (PHC) nurses is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between QWL and turnover intention of PHC nurses in Saudi Arabia. Methods A cross-sectional survey was used in this study. Data were collected using Brooks’ survey of Quality of Nursing Work Life, the Anticipated Turnover Scale and demographic data questions. A total of 508 PHC nurses in the Jazan Region, Saudi Arabia, completed the questionnaire (RR = 87%). Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, General Linear Model (GLM) univariate analysis, standard multiple regression, and hierarchical multiple regression were applied for analysis using SPSS v17 for Windows. Results Findings suggested that the respondents were dissatisfied with their work life, with almost 40% indicating a turnover intention from their current PHC centres. Turnover intention was significantly related to QWL. Using standard multiple regression, 26% of the variance in turnover intention was explained by QWL, p < 0.001, with R2 = .263. Further analysis using hierarchical multiple regression found that the total variance explained by the model as a whole (demographics and QWL) was 32.1%, p < 0.001. QWL explained an additional 19% of the variance in turnover intention, after controlling for demographic variables. Conclusions Creating and maintaining a healthy work life for PHC nurses is very important to improve their work satisfaction, reduce turnover, enhance productivity and improve nursing care outcomes.

2012-01-01

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Work-Life Balance in the New Millennium: Where Are We? Where Do We Need To Go? CPRN Discussion Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effects of three types of work-life conflict in Canada were examined by using data from a set of work and family studies that were conducted in 1991 and 2001. The studies focused on the effects of the following types of conflict: (1) work overload; (2) work-to-family interference (where work gets in the way of family); and (3) family-to-work…

Duxbury, Linda; Higgins, Chris

265

Physical diability after retirement and occupational risk factors during working life: a cross sectional epidemiological study in the Paris area  

Microsoft Academic Search

STUDY OBJECTIVE--The aim was to examine the relationship between exposure to occupational risk factors during working life and physical disability after retirement. DESIGN--The study was a cross sectional epidemiological survey of a representative sample of retired subjects belonging to a supplementary pension fund in the Paris area. SETTING--The study took place in the general community. PATIENTS--307 men and 320 women

B Cassou; F Derriennic; Y Iwatsubo; M Amphoux

1992-01-01

266

Work life of persons with asthma, rhinitis, and COPD: A study using a national, population-based sample  

PubMed Central

Objective To estimate the duration of work life among persons reporting a physician's diagnosis of COPD, asthma, or rhinitis compared to those with select non-respiratory conditions or none and to delineate the factors associated with continuance of employment. Methods Persons ages 55 to 75 reporting a physician's diagnosis of COPD, asthma, or rhinitis as well as those without any of these conditions were identified by random-digit dialing (RDD) in the continental U.S and administered a structured survey. We used Kaplan-Meier life table analysis to estimate the duration of work life among persons with and without the three conditions and Cox proportional hazard regression to examine the role of demographic and work characteristics in the proportion leaving employment in each time interval. Results Persons with COPD, asthma, and rhinitis were no less likely than the remainder of the population to have ever worked, but those with COPD were less likely to be working when interviewed or as of age 65, whichever came first. As of age 55, only 62 percent of persons with COPD continued to work versus 72 and 78 percent of persons with asthma and rhinitis, respectively. Persons with COPD, asthma, and rhinitis all had an elevated risk of leaving work prior to age 65 relative to those without chronic conditions, with and without adjustment for demographic and work characteristics. Conclusion COPD and to a lesser extent asthma and rhinitis were associated with a substantially shortened work life, an effect not due to demographic and work characteristics.

Yelin, Edward; Katz, Patricia; Balmes, John; Trupin, Laura; Earnest, Gillian; Eisner, Mark; Blanc, Paul

2006-01-01

267

Invited Papers. [SITE 2002 Section].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the following invited papers from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2001 conference: (1) "Information and Communications Technology in Education: A Personal Perspective" (David Moursund); (2) "A Model for Creating an Art Museum-University Partnership To Develop Technology-Based Educational…

2002

268

Committees & Meeting Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... The FDA has 33 advisory committees, one of which, the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, has 18 panels. ... Contact FDA. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

269

EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ON WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A CASE STUDY IN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

A qualitative research strategy is used to examine employee perceptions of the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on work-life balance of employees in a professional services company. The role of ICTs is seen to be both positive and negative in influencing employees' work-life balance. While providing flexibility and increasing productivity, ICTs also increase the expectations of flexibili ty,

Annette Keough; Roxanne Anderson; Gerald G. Grant

270

Introduction and Committees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This volume contains contributions to the XXVIIIth International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics, the GROUP 28 conference, which took place in Newcastle upon Tyne from 26-30 July 2010. All plenary and contributed papers have undergone an independent review; as a result of this review and the decisions of the Editorial Board most but not all of the contributions were accepted. The volume is organised as follows: it starts with notes in memory of Marcos Moshinsky, followed by contributions related to the Wigner Medal and Hermann Weyl prize. Then the invited talks at the plenary sessions and the public lecture are published followed by contributions in the parallel and poster sessions in alphabetical order. The Editors:Maia Angelova, Wojciech Zakrzewski, Véronique Hussin and Bernard Piette International Advisory Committee Michael BaakeUniversity of Bielefeld, Germany Gerald DunneUniversity of Connecticut, USA J F (Frank) GomesUNESP, Sao Paolo, Brazil Peter HanggiUniversity of Augsburg, Germany Jeffrey C LagariasUniversity of Michigan, USA Michael MackeyMcGill University, Canada Nicholas MantonCambridge University, UK Alexei MorozovITEP, Moscow, Russia Valery RubakovINR, Moscow, Russia Barry SandersUniversity of Calgary, Canada Allan SolomonOpen University, Milton Keynes, UK Christoph SchweigertUniversity of Hamburg, Germany Standing Committee Twareque AliConcordia University, Canada Luis BoyaSalamanca University, Spain Enrico CeleghiniFirenze University, Italy Vladimir DobrevBulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Heinz-Dietrich DoebnerHonorary Member, Clausthal University, Germany Jean-Pierre GazeauChairman, Paris Diderot University, France Mo-Lin GeNankai University. China Gerald GoldinRutgers University, USA Francesco IachelloYale University, USA Joris Van der JeugtGhent University, Belgium Richard KernerPierre et Marie Curie University, France Piotr KielanowskiCINVESTAV, Mexico Alan KosteleckyIndiana University, USA Mariano del OlmoValladolid University, Spain George PogosyanUNAM, Mexico, JINR, Dubna, Russia Christoph SchweigertUniversity of Hamburg, Germany Reidun TwarockYork University, UK Luc VinetMontréal University, Canada Apostolos VourdasBradford University, UK Kurt WolfUNAM, Mexico Local Organising Committee Maia Angelova - ChairNorthumbria University, Newcastle Wojtek Zakrzewski - ChairDurham University, Durham Sarah Howells - SecretaryNorthumbria University, Newcastle Jeremy Ellman - WebNorthumbria University, Newcastle Véronique HussinNorthumbria, Durham and University of Montréal Safwat MansiNorthumbria University, Newcastle James McLaughlinNorthumbria University, Newcastle Bernard PietteDurham University, Durham Ghanim PutrusNorthumbria University, Newcastle Sarah ReesNewcastle University, Newcastle Petia SiceNorthumbria University, Newcastle Anne TaorminaDurham University, Durham Rosemary ZakrzewskiAccompanying persons programme Lighthouse Photograph by Bernard Piette: Souter Lighthouse, Marsden, Tyne and Wear, England

Angelova, Maia; Zakrzewski, Wojciech; Hussin, Véronique; Piette, Bernard

2011-03-01

271

Physical diability after retirement and occupational risk factors during working life: a cross sectional epidemiological study in the Paris area.  

PubMed Central

STUDY OBJECTIVE--The aim was to examine the relationship between exposure to occupational risk factors during working life and physical disability after retirement. DESIGN--The study was a cross sectional epidemiological survey of a representative sample of retired subjects belonging to a supplementary pension fund in the Paris area. SETTING--The study took place in the general community. PATIENTS--307 men and 320 women (63.1% of those approached) answered a questionnaire during home interviews. Their average age was 69 (SD4) years at the beginning of the survey. Whether or not subjects had been exposed to occupational risks was determined from their statements concerning the presence or absence of eight harmful environmental conditions while at work. Physical disability was defined as difficulty in carrying out seven basic activities of daily life. MAIN RESULTS--The results of univariate analyses showed significant relationships between exposure during working life to occupational risks including noise, heat, dust, carrying heavy loads, and awkward postures on the one hand, and the presence of a physical disability after retirement on the other. Multivariate analysis based on logistic regression models that took account of age, sex, and health impairments revealed a specific link between exposure to carrying heavy loads and physical disability after retirement. CONCLUSIONS--These results suggest that occupational risk factors might be important in determining such disability in retired people.

Cassou, B; Derriennic, F; Iwatsubo, Y; Amphoux, M

1992-01-01

272

Quality of Work Life of Independent vs Employed Family Physicians in Wisconsin: A WReN Study  

PubMed Central

PURPOSE Family physicians in Wisconsin who are mainly employed by large health care organizations have voiced concerns regarding the quality of their work lives. We explored the quality of work life and its relationship to employment by health care organizations. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of the 1,482 active members of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians in 2000. RESULTS A 47% overall response rate was obtained, and 584 respondents could be identified as independent or employed by a health care organization. There were no differences in age or sex between the 2 groups. The independent physicians worked longer hours, were in smaller work groups, and had been in practice longer and in their current practice longer than the employed physicians. Independent physicians reported better working relationships, more satisfaction with family time, more influence over management decisions, better satisfaction with being a physician, better perceived quality of the care they provided, greater ability to achieve professional goals, and lesser intention to leave the practice. CONCLUSIONS Independent physicians have significantly more positive ratings of several aspects of the quality of their work life compared with physicians employed by health care organizations. Health care organizations need to address these issues if they are to have a satisfied and stable workforce.

Beasley, John W.; Karsh, Ben-Tzion; Hagenauer, Mary Ellen; Marchand, Lucille; Sainfort, Francois

2005-01-01

273

Quality of work life among primary health care nurses in the Jazan region, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background Quality of work life (QWL) is defined as the extent to which an employee is satisfied with personal and working needs through participating in the workplace while achieving the goals of the organization. QWL has been found to influence the commitment and productivity of employees in health care organizations, as well as in other industries. However, reliable information on the QWL of primary health care (PHC) nurses is limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the QWL among PHC nurses in the Jazan region, Saudi Arabia. Methods A descriptive research design, namely a cross-sectional survey, was used in this study. Data were collected using Brooks’ survey of quality of nursing work life and demographic questions. A convenience sample was recruited from 134 PHC centres in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The Jazan region is located in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. A response rate of 91% (n?=?532/585) was achieved (effective response rate?=?87%, n?=?508). Data analysis consisted of descriptive statistics, t-test and one way-analysis of variance. Total scores and subscores for QWL items and item summary statistics were computed and reported using SPSS version 17 for Windows. Results Findings suggested that the respondents were dissatisfied with their work life. The major influencing factors were unsuitable working hours, lack of facilities for nurses, inability to balance work with family needs, inadequacy of vacations time for nurses and their families, poor staffing, management and supervision practices, lack of professional development opportunities, and an inappropriate working environment in terms of the level of security, patient care supplies and equipment, and recreation facilities (break-area). Other essential factors include the community’s view of nursing and an inadequate salary. More positively, the majority of nurses were satisfied with their co-workers, satisfied to be nurses and had a sense of belonging in their workplaces. Significant differences were found according to gender, age, marital status, dependent children, dependent adults, nationality, nursing tenure, organizational tenure, positional tenure, and payment per month. No significant differences were found according to education level of PHC nurses and location of PHC. Conclusions These findings can be used by PHC managers and policy makers for developing and appropriately implementing successful plans to improve the QWL. This will help to enhance the home and work environments, improve individual and organization performance and increase the commitment of nurses.

2012-01-01

274

Family supportive culture, work-life segmentation and employee’s organizational attachment: The case of high-tech industry in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship among family supportive culture, organizational attachment, and work-life segmentation\\u000a in high-tech service industry in Taiwan, China. Using survey data from 369 professionals, this study shows that family supportive\\u000a culture has significant influence on organizational attachment, namely, affective commitment. Results indicate that individuals’\\u000a work-life segmentation has a significant negative effect on organizational attachment. Meanwhile, our results

Ting Wu; Jingfeng Uen; Suling Wu; Tzujung Chang

2011-01-01

275

What drives the persistence of presenteeism as a managerial value in hotels?: Observations noted during an Irish work-life balance research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

A research project on work-life balance and Irish hotel managers by McLaughlin and Cullen (Managers and work-life balance: a case of Irish hospitality industry, Irish Management Institute, Dublin) noted high levels of presenteeism amongst focus group participants. This paper analyses the qualitative data obtained during this project with a view to identifying drivers of this finding and discusses possible consequences

John Cullen; Andrew McLaughlin

2006-01-01

276

Is It Still Just a Women's Issue? A Study of Work-Life Balance Among Men and Women in Public Relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how work-life balance is perceived by male and female public relations professionals. Eight focus groups were conducted. Findings revealed a fluid and complex work-personal continuum affected by such factors as societal norms; organizational contradictions; new technology; professional identity; and parenthood. Practitioners expressed blame and guilt narratives. Several challenges to work-life balance were discussed, and various strategies for

Linda Aldoory; Hua Jiang; Elizabeth L. Toth; Bey-Ling Sha

2008-01-01

277

Understanding differential organizational responses to work\\/life issues : The role of beliefs and decision-making styles of chief executive officers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore differential adoption of work\\/life programs by organizations by studying CEOs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A conceptual framework was developed from interview data from 26 Denver-area (Colorado, USA) CEOs. Findings – A decision-making model was conceptualized as the major finding of this study. CEOs decided on work\\/life programs on content-based bottom-line arguments, on

Barbara A. W. Eversole; Gene Gloeckner; James H. Banning

2007-01-01

278

Fatigue characteristics in multiple sclerosis: the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) and has a significantly negative impact on quality of life. Persons with MS enrolled in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Patient Registry are invited to complete follow-up surveys every six months to update their original registration information. One of these surveys was designed to focus

Olympia Hadjimichael; Timothy Vollmer; MerriKay Oleen-Burkey

2008-01-01

279

Advisory Committee on HEW Relationships with State Health Agencies Report to the Secretary, December 30, 1966.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Commissioned to explore the relations between the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and state and local agencies in the field of health, the committee interviewed key HEW administrators, met with state and selected local health officials in nine states and officials of health associations, and invited comments from more than 50…

Corson, John J.; And Others

280

The Investment Committee. Effective Committees. Board Basics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The investment committee of the college or university governing board is charged with determining, overseeing, and assessing the policies and processes by which institutional funds are invested. The committee has fiduciary duty to ensure that the terms of investment of donors' gifts are met and to maximize investment returns within an appropriate…

Biggs, John H.

1997-01-01

281

Toward a More Human Way of Working in America. A Report on the National Conference of the American Quality of Work Life Association Convoked by the American Center for the Quality of Work Life (1st, Washington, D.C., May 20-22, 1977).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Beginning an an informal, unstructured information interchange among 100 union, worker, and management representatives from seventeen public and private sector organizations operationally involved in quality of work life activities, a 1977 conference evolved into the first annual meeting of the American Quality of Work Life Association.…

Zwerdling, Daniel

282

Invitational Learning for Counseling and Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This monograph describes the theory and practice of the invitational learning model as it applies to school counseling and development. Invitational learning is a paradigm for personal and professional functioning, and for organizational restructuring, based on four values regarding the nature of people and their potential and the nature of…

Purkey, William W.; And Others

283

Advisory Committee Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advisory committee is generally comprised of persons outside the education profession who have specialized knowledge in a given area. The committee advises, makes recommendations, and gives service to the college and its students, instructors, and administrators. At Black Hawk College, there are four types of advisory committees: community,…

Black Hawk Coll., Moline, IL.

284

NASA science committee appointments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has made three new appointments to the NASA Advisory Council's (NAC' Science Committee, NASA announced on 22 September. Edward David, president of EED, Inc., and science advisor to the President from 1970 to 1973, will serve as the committee-s chair. Also appointed to the committee were Owen Garriott, a retired scientist astronaut, and Alan Stern, executive director of the Space Science and Engineering Division of the Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Tex.). David, Garriott, and Stern-who are among nine new members of the full advisory committee that were announced on 22 September-will replace three members of the Science Committee who resigned in August: Science Committee Chair Charles Kennel (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Wesley Huntress (Carnegie Institution of Washington), and Eugene Levy (Rice University). The NAC's next public meeting will be held on 12 October at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Zielinski, Sarah

2006-10-01

285

Can a manager have a life and a career? International and multisource perspectives on work-life balance and career advancement potential.  

PubMed

The present study was the first cross-national examination of whether managers who were perceived to be high in work-life balance were expected to be more or less likely to advance in their careers than were less balanced, more work-focused managers. Using self ratings, peer ratings, and supervisor ratings of 9,627 managers in 33 countries, the authors examined within-source and multisource relationships with multilevel analyses. The authors generally found that managers who were rated higher in work-life balance were rated higher in career advancement potential than were managers who were rated lower in work-life balance. However, national gender egalitarianism, measured with Project GLOBE scores, moderated relationships based on supervisor and self ratings, with stronger positive relationships in low egalitarian cultures. The authors also found 3-way interactions of work-life balance ratings, ratee gender, and gender egalitarianism in multisource analyses in which self balance ratings predicted supervisor and peer ratings of advancement potential. Work-life balance ratings were positively related to advancement potential ratings for women in high egalitarian cultures and men in low gender egalitarian cultures, but relationships were nonsignificant for men in high egalitarian cultures and women in low egalitarian cultures. PMID:18642984

Lyness, Karen S; Judiesch, Michael K

2008-07-01

286

Stress in highly demanding IT jobs: transformational leadership moderates the impact of time pressure on exhaustion and work-life balance.  

PubMed

The objective of this article is to investigate transformational leadership as a potential moderator of the negative relationship of time pressure to work-life balance and of the positive relationship between time pressure and exhaustion. Recent research regards time pressure as a challenge stressor; while being positively related to motivation and performance, time pressure also increases employee strain and decreases well-being. Building on the Job Demand-Resources model, we hypothesize that transformational leadership moderates the relationships between time pressure and both employees' exhaustion and work-life balance such that both relationships will be weaker when transformational leadership is higher. Of seven information technology organizations in Germany, 262 employees participated in the study. Established scales for time pressure, transformational leadership, work-life balance, and exhaustion were used, all showing good internal consistencies. The results support our assumptions. Specifically, we find that under high transformational leadership the impact of time pressure on exhaustion and work-life balance was less strong. The results of this study suggest that, particularly under high time pressure, transformational leadership is an important factor for both employees' work-life balance and exhaustion. PMID:23834443

Syrek, Christine J; Apostel, Ella; Antoni, Conny H

2013-07-01

287

Impact of Performance Obstacles on Intensive Care Nurses' Workload, Perceived Quality and Safety of Care, and Quality of Working Life  

PubMed Central

Objectives To study the impact of performance obstacles on intensive care nurses‘ workload, quality and safety of care, and quality of working life (QWL). Performance obstacles are factors that hinder nurses‘ capacity to perform their job and that are closely associated with their immediate work system. Data Sources/Study Setting Data were collected from 265 nurses in 17 intensive care units (ICUs) between February and August 2004 via a structured questionnaire, yielding a response rate of 80 percent. Study Design A cross-sectional study design was used. Data were analyzed by correlation analyses and structural equation modeling. Principal Findings Performance obstacles were found to affect perceived quality and safety of care and QWL of ICU nurses. Workload mediated the impact of performance obstacles with the exception of equipment-related issues on perceived quality and safety of care as well as QWL. Conclusions Performance obstacles in ICUs are a major determinant of nursing workload, perceived quality and safety of care, and QWL. In general, performance obstacles increase nursing workload, which in turn negatively affect perceived quality and safety of care and QWL. Redesigning the ICU work system to reduce performance obstacles may improve nurses‘ work.

Gurses, Ayse P; Carayon, Pascale; Wall, Melanie

2009-01-01

288

43 CFR 46.435 - Inviting comments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969 Environmental Impact Statements § 46.435 Inviting comments...Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and notice of availability for a draft environmental impact statement; (b) In addition to...

2012-10-01

289

43 CFR 46.435 - Inviting comments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969 Environmental Impact Statements § 46.435 Inviting comments...Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and notice of availability for a draft environmental impact statement; (b) In addition to...

2011-10-01

290

Utility Safety: Mobilized for Action and State, City, and Utility Initiatives in Roadside Safety. Presentations from TRB Committee on Utilities (A2A07) from the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (79th). Held in Washington, DC. on January 9-13, 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contained here are presentations by eight of the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals in the nation concerning the problem of roadside safety and utility poles. Speakers were selected and invited by the Transportation Research Board Committee on...

2001-01-01

291

central ethics committee  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a syn. Lead Ethics Committee; ethics committee reviewing a protocol for different institutions, e.g. in a multicentre or multinational trial; in the EU the vote of one EC per country is (legally)\\u000a sufficient, frequently however, the formal approval by the ethics committee of each participating hospital is requested in\\u000a addition; in other countries, e.g. France, approval by one central e.c. is

Gerhard Nahler

292

Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... treatment of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, human immunodeficiency virus ... of Advisory Committee and Consultant Management Office of ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs

293

Committee Reports, May 2008  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Division's Executive Committee conducted several items of business at the New Orleans meeting. Elsewhere in this issue [see p 1032] is a listing of the candidates for Division offices for Fall 2008 election, approved by the Committee and later affirmed at the Division business meeting. Among items of specific interest to Division members is a plan to have the Journal of Chemical Education send an announcement to members when each issues goes online, and the Committee approved this use of the Division email list. It also approved plans presented by Amina El-Ashmawy and the BCCE committee to proceed with a bid from Pennsylvania State University for the 2012 BCCE.

2008-08-01

294

Consensus, contracts, and committees.  

PubMed

Following a brief account of the puzzle that ethics committees present for the Western Philosophical tradition, I will examine the possibility that social contract theory can contribute to a philosophical account of these committees. Passing through classical as well as contemporary theories, particularly Rawls' recent constructivist approach, I will argue that social contract theory places severe constraints on the authority that may legitimately be granted to ethics committees. This, I conclude, speaks more about the suitability of the theory to this level of analysis than about the ethics committee phenomenon itself. PMID:1895024

Moreno, J D

1991-08-01

295

Risk Communication Advisory Committee  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... professional organizations. Almost all non-Federal members of this committee serve as Special Government Employees. Some ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/riskcommunicationadvisorycommittee

296

The quality of dental faculty work-life: report on the 2007 dental school faculty work environment survey.  

PubMed

This report is the third in a series of articles on the dental school work environment commissioned by the American Dental Education Association's Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education. The report is based on the most extensive research to date on faculty satisfaction in the dental school environment. The purpose of the study was to assess faculty perceptions and recommendations related to work environment, sources of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and professional development needs. More broadly, the study intends to provide insight into the "change readiness" of dental schools to move forward with curricular improvements and innovations. Findings are based on 1,748 responses from forty-nine U.S. dental schools obtained during the time frame of February to April 2007. The total number of respondents constituted 17 percent of all U.S. dental school faculty. The average response rate per school was thirty-six (21 percent). To elucidate the data in terms of issues related to the quality of faculty work-life based on demographics, the authors compared perceptions of various aspects of the work culture in academic dentistry among faculty with different academic ranks and academic degrees and by other variables such as age and gender, tenure versus non-tenure appointments, and full- versus part-time status. Quantitative and qualitative analyses show that the majority of faculty members described themselves as very satisfied to satisfied with their dental school overall and with their department as a place to work. Tenured associate professors expressed the greatest level of dissatisfaction. Opportunities for and support of professional development emerged as an area requiring substantially more attention from dental schools. The authors of the study suggest that dental school leaders use these findings to assess their individual dental school's work environment and to plan changes as needed. PMID:18451075

Haden, N Karl; Hendricson, William; Ranney, Richard R; Vargas, Adriana; Cardenas, Lina; Rose, William; Ross, Ridley; Funk, Edward

2008-05-01

297

Impact of a Computerized Network on the Quality of Work Life in Two College of Advanced Education Libraries in New South Wales.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective was to gather preliminary data on the impact of a computerized network (CLANN Limited) on the quality of work life of library staff in two college libraries. The expectations of the study were that network membership would affect the level o...

M. Coffey

1982-01-01

298

[Collective Bargaining and the Quality of Work Life, Faculty Election Results Still Undecided, The Decennium Conference, a Modest Attitudinal Survey on Ten Years of Collective Bargaining].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following topics are addressed in this newsletter issue: collective bargaining and the quality of work life, faculty elections at California State University, speeches presented at the tenth annual conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (NCSCBHEP), April 1982; and…

Douglas, Joel M., Ed.

1982-01-01

299

Reconsidering Work–Life Balance Debates: Challenging Limited Understandings of the ‘Life’ Component in the Context of Ethnic Minority Women's Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues for a broader, more diverse approach to the ‘life’ component of the work–life balance equation. This is discussed within the context of ethnic minority women's experiences of balancing their work and personal life, contending that there are restrictions in our understanding of lives that may fall outside the standard white western model. A key aim of this

Nicolina Kamenou

2008-01-01

300

Work-life balance – the sources of the contemporary problem and the probable outcomes : A review and interpretation of the evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to consider why work-life balance has become a major issue, and the likely outcomes of the widespread dissatisfaction with current work schedules. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The article reviews international evidence on hours of work and time use, and the academic literature on employees’ attitudes towards their hours of work, and perceptions and complaints

Ken Roberts

2007-01-01

301

Work-Life Balance Practices and the Gender Gap in Job Satisfaction in the UK: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role of work-life balance practices (WLB) in explaining the “paradox of the contented female worker”. After establishing that females report higher levels of job satisfaction than men in the UK, we test whether firm characteristics such as WLB and gender segregation boost the satisfaction of women proportionately more than that of men, thereby explaining why the

Niaz Asadullah; Rosa M. Fernández

2008-01-01

302

Compelling Evidence of the Need for Corporate Work/Life Balance Initiatives: Results from a National Survey of Stressful Life-Events.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Considers how failure to balance excessive work and life/family demands can lead to negative consequences for both individuals and organizations, including higher stress levels, increased absenteeism, and lower productivity. Discusses results of a survey on stressful life events that offers an explanation of why work/life balance programs are so…

Hobson, Charles J.; Delunas, Linda; Kesic, Dawn

2001-01-01

303

Do Work-Life Balance Measures and Workplace Flexibility Matter? An Empirical Analysis for Female Reinstatement Choice after the First Childbirth  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of work-life balance measures and workplace flexibility on a female worker's choice and timing of being reinstated into the labor market after the first childbirth. The re- sults show that: (1) female workers who have not come back to work within one year after the first childbirth face a

Haruko Noguchi

2009-01-01

304

Work-Life Balance Practices and the Gender Gap in Job Satisfaction in the UK: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role of work-life balance practices (WLB) in explaining the ?paradox of the contented female worker?. After establishing that females report higher levels of job satisfaction than men in the UK, we test whether firm characteristics such as WLB and gender segregation boost the satisfaction of women proportionately more than that of men, thereby explaining why the

Niaz Asadullah

305

'Work systems, Quality of Working Life and Attitudes of Workers. An Empirical Study towards the effects of Team and non-Teamwork'  

Microsoft Academic Search

Steijn, B. (2001), 'Work systems, Quality of Working Life and Attitudes of Workers. An Empirical Study towards the effects of Team and non-Teamwork', New Technology, Work, and Employment, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 191-203. summary In this article four different work systems are distinguished: the traditional Tayloristic system, 'lean' teamwork, 'sociotechnical' teamwork, and the professional work system. Using a survey

Bram Steijn

2001-01-01

306

An action research approach to the inclusion of immigrants in work life and local community lifePreparation of a participatory realm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent increases in the immigrant population in Norway have raised the issue of immigrant inclusion in the Norwegian society. The political emphasis has been on welfare, education and health for many decades. However, today the increasing shortage of labor in the market has raised the issue of inclusion of the immigrant population in work life. This article documents a 3-year-long

Anli Ataöv; Benedicte Brøgger; Jarle Moss Hildrum

2010-01-01

307

Do they stay or do they go? : A longitudinal study of intentions to leave and exclusion from working life among targets of workplace bullying  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to explore relationships between exposure to bullying at work and intention to leave the organisation, actual leaving the workplace, and exclusion from working life through sick leave or rehabilitation or disability pension. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A prospective design with two surveys of a national representative sample of the Norwegian work force was used (n=1,775). The response

Mona Berthelsen; Anders Skogstad; Bjørn Lau; Ståle Einarsen

2011-01-01

308

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Pediatric Advisory Committee. Lamictal XR (PDF - 98KB). -. Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew/default.htm

309

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. ... 2013 Meeting Materials, Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. -. -. -. -. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew

310

TANEZUMAB ARTHRITIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BRIEFING ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. Tanezumab Arthritis Advisory Committee Briefing Document TANEZUMAB ARTHRITIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BRIEFING DOCUMENT ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

311

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee. ... 2013 Meeting Materials, Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee. -. -. -. -. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew/default.htm

312

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMITTEE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reporting responsibilities of the Environmental Quality Committee for the purposes of this annual review cover those major environmental statutes not covered by the Air Quality, Water Quality, Urban Environment or Public Lands and Land Use Committees. This year's report includes significant developments during the calendar year 1978 under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Toxic Substances Control Act

Norton F. Tennille Jr.; Bruce M. Diamond; G. Robert Johnson; Gary E. Kovall; David W. Tundermann; Jacqueline M. Warren

1979-01-01

313

Encountering Search Committees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As search committees become more sophisticated in their techniques, academic administrator candidates must become equally adept at working with the committees to get the information they seek and create favorable impressions of themselves. Even when unsuccessful, the experience can lead to self-knowledge and professional growth. (Author/MSE)|

Lawrence, Jane Fiori; Marchese, Theodore J.

1990-01-01

314

76 FR 68486 - President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Committee Meeting via Conference...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Committee Meeting via...Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). ACTION: Notice...Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, The Aerospace...

2011-11-04

315

Clinical ethics committee.  

PubMed Central

An informal clinical ethics committee was set up to advise on ethical problems in prenatal diagnosis in Leeds. It was used twice in six months but was not called on again in the subsequent year, and we describe this experience. In North America similar committees are often used to advise on clinical moral dilemmas, and we review the published evidence from there and discuss some of the advantages and problems. Our committee's advice may have altered clinicians' actions considerably, but perhaps doctors in Britain are not yet ready to surrender this aspect of clinical autonomy.

Thornton, J. G.; Lilford, R. J.

1995-01-01

316

Glaciology Committee formed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A committee has been formed to draft a science plan for U.S. involvement in a second deep drilling project on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The first meeting was held in Columbus, Ohio, on July 12, 1984. This committee is addressing two primary issues: (1) potential scientific and logistic involvement in a new multinational program and (2) the advancement of glaciological research in the United States through a science program in Greenland. The committee has received letters from U.S. scientists expressing support and interest in this deep drilling effort.

317

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ORIENTATION  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... research occupies a well-defined critical niche at the end of product development pipeline; ... Internal – Promotion, Conversion, Evaluation Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

318

Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Contact Information. ... Contact FDA. (301) 796-9001. Fax:(301) 847-8533. CDER Advisory Committee Staff Food and Drug Administration. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs

319

Advisory Committees; FDAMA procedural  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and ... Ad hoc committee members who are representatives ... means an individual's spouse and minor children. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation

320

Looking for the Inviting and Just School Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the relationship between invitational and moral education. Invitational education is defined as a system which intentionally invites students to perceive themselves as valuable, able, and responsible and to behave accordingly. Moral education is a process based on Lawrence Kohlberg's levels of moral reasoning which advocates…

Bennett, A. C.; Novak, J. M.

321

Committee develops groundwater standards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D18 on Soil and Rock develops consensus standards related to exploration for and quantitative availability of groundwater as it occurs in the soil and rock. The 530-member committee has 20 existing ASTM standards and has, at various stages of development, 25 draft standards that are useful for investigations of available supply, potential and existing pollution, artificial recharge, land subsidence, and other problems related to groundwater.

322

Can a Manager Have a Life and a Career? International and Multisource Perspectives on Work–Life Balance and Career Advancement Potential  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study was the first cross-national examination of whether managers who were perceived to be high in work–life balance were expected to be more or less likely to advance in their careers than were less balanced, more work-focused managers. Using self ratings, peer ratings, and supervisor ratings of 9,627 managers in 33 countries, the authors examined within-source and multisource

Karen S. Lyness; Michael K. Judiesch

2008-01-01

323

The moderating roles of job control and work-life balance practices on employee stress in the hotel and catering industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationships among job stressors, coping resources, and job stress. Data were collected from food service employees (n=255) in the hotel and catering industry. Hierarchical regression showed main significant effects of job demands and job control and three-way (job demands×job control×work-life balance practices) interactions on job stress. The results further demonstrated that high job demands coupled with

Flora F. T. Chiang; Thomas A. Birtch; Ho Kwong Kwan

2010-01-01

324

Work-life balance as source of job dissatisfaction and withdrawal attitudes : An exploratory study on the views of male workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to explore the views of male workers in a male dominated occupation on issues that pertain to work-life balance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study was qualitative in nature. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 bus drivers employed by a single company in order to identify their perceptions on the following: whether issues related

Joanna Hughes; Nikos Bozionelos

2007-01-01

325

Talking the talk and walking the walk : How managers can influence the quality of work-life balance in a construction project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The construction industry in Australia is characterised by a long work-hours culture, with conditions that make it difficult for staff to balance their work and non-work lives. The objective of this paper is to measure the success of a work-place intervention designed to improve work-life balance (WLB) in an alliance project in the construction industry, and the role

Lisa Bradley; Kerry Brown; Helen Lingard; Keith Townsend; Caroline Bailey

2010-01-01

326

A human factors framework and study of the effect of nursing workload on patient safety and employee quality of working life  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundNursing workload is increasingly thought to contribute to both nurses' quality of working life and quality\\/safety of care. Prior studies lack a coherent model for conceptualising and measuring the effects of workload in healthcare. In contrast, we conceptualised a human factors model for workload specifying workload at three distinct levels of analysis and having multiple nurse and patient outcomes.MethodsTo test

Richard J Holden; Matthew C Scanlon; Neal R Patel; Rainu Kaushal; Kamisha Hamilton Escoto; Roger L Brown; Samuel J Alper; Judi M Arnold; Theresa M Shalaby; Kathleen Murkowski; Ben-Tzion Karsh

2011-01-01

327

The Inviting Convicts to College Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While we know formal education is an important variable for reducing recidivism, there are few prison systems still offering college courses. We introduce the Inviting Convicts to College Program that deploys undergraduate student-teachers as instructors of college level courses inside prisons. The student-teachers are supervised by professors.…

Rose, Chris; Reschenberg, Kristin; Richards, Stephen

2010-01-01

328

ICCE/ICCAI 2000 Invited Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the full text of the following invited papers from ICCE/ICCAI 2000 (International Conference on Computers in Education/International Conference on Computer-Assisted Instruction): (1) "Matching the Infoverse: About Knowledge Networks, Knowledge Workers, and Knowledge Robots" (Joachim Hasebrook); (2) "Learning on the…

2000

329

ICCE/ICCAI 2000 Invited Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the full text of the following invited papers from ICCE/ICCAI 2000 (International Conference on Computers in Education/International Conference on Computer-Assisted Instruction): (1) "Matching the Infoverse: About Knowledge Networks, Knowledge Workers, and Knowledge Robots" (Joachim Hasebrook); (2) "Learning on the Internet:…

2000

330

Invitation to transcendence: The book of revelation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author of Revelation, acting as a rhetorical change?agent, created an experience of transcendence for his readers during the course of the book by discerning in history a divine plan and showing the proper place of his readers in that plan. His invitation to experience transcendence strategically compensated for an apparent gap in the early Christian worldview.

Lee Snyder

2000-01-01

331

Diversity and Invitational Theory and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In their self-concept approach to counseling, Purkey and Schmidt (1996) introduced the tenets and assumptions of "invitational education" (Purkey & Novak, 1996) and applied them to professional helping relationships. Although their model is a general approach to helping and not specific to counseling culturally diverse clients, many of its…

Schmidt, John J.

2004-01-01

332

Inviting Self-Efficacy Revisited: The Role of Invitations in the Lives of Women with Mathematics-Related Careers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines personal stories of women to assess whether verbal persuasions and invitations influenced their academic paths. Three themes emerged: (a) invitations and verbal persuasions were instrumental sources for the development of confidence; (b) self-efficacy beliefs fostered resilience to academic and social obstacles; (c) invitations reemerged…

Pajares, Frank; Zeldin, Amy Lapin

1999-01-01

333

7 CFR 955.12 - Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VIDALIA ONIONS GROWN IN GEORGIA Definitions § 955.12 Committee. Committee means the Vidalia Onion Committee, established pursuant to §...

2013-01-01

334

75 FR 67351 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...INFORMATION: Background: The Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC), formerly the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC...implementation of DOE's civilian nuclear energy research programs. The committee...

2010-11-02

335

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

2003-01-01

336

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

1997-01-01

337

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

2004-01-01

338

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

1999-01-01

339

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

2005-01-01

340

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

2006-01-01

341

12 CFR 630.6 - Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees...630.6 Farm Credit System audit committee and bank audit committees. (a) Farm Credit System audit committee. (1) The board of the...

2000-01-01

342

76 FR 59667 - Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office...notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. Federal...Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to...

2011-09-27

343

77 FR 40032 - Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office...notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal...Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to...

2012-07-06

344

75 FR 9886 - Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department...notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. Federal...Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to...

2010-03-04

345

78 FR 26337 - Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office...notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal...Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to...

2013-05-06

346

78 FR 37536 - Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office...notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal...Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to...

2013-06-21

347

12 CFR 1273.9 - Audit Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Audit Committee. 1273.9 Section 1273...OFFICE OF FINANCE § 1273.9 Audit Committee. (a) Composition. The...Independent Directors shall serve as the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee...

2011-01-01

348

12 CFR 1273.9 - Audit Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Audit Committee. 1273.9 Section 1273...OFFICE OF FINANCE § 1273.9 Audit Committee. (a) Composition. The...Independent Directors shall serve as the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee...

2013-01-01

349

Biennial Report of the Ship Structure Committee.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Authority for the Ship Structure Committee; Organization of the Ship Structure Committee; Current Ship Structure Committee organization directory; Research projects and reports; Five year program for Ship Structure Committee research; American C...

1966-01-01

350

International Committee expands structure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AGU's Committee on International Participation has recently undergone a restructuring, or “perestroika,” according to International Secretary Juan Roederer. By establishing the new ad hoc Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) and Corresponding Members, AGU will help assure that it is serving its worldwide membership and strengthening its international relations.The CIP, through the new RACs, will identify the needs of geophysicists outside the United States and Canada and add services not currently available and enhance existing services. The International Secretary will then make recommendations to the appropriate AGU program and administrative committees. The CIP may also propose special activities such as the ongoing Berkner Membership Program for developing countries and the Latin America Visiting Scientist Program.

Bush, Susan

351

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Roster of the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee. -. -. -. -. Posted on September 05, 2013. Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew/default.htm

352

Cultural Criminology: An Invitation … to What?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the mid 1990s, a strand of criminology emerged that is concerned with the co-constitution of crime and culture under\\u000a the general rubric of ‘cultural criminology’. In the titles Cultural Criminology Unleashed and Cultural Criminology: An Invitation, criminologists spearheading this brand of criminology make claims for its originality and its status as a subversive alternative\\u000a to conventional criminological approaches to

Dale Spencer

2011-01-01

353

The Audit Committee. Board Basics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Effective Committees set of booklets comprises publications on the following committees: investment, buildings and grounds, academic affairs, student affairs, finance, development, trustees, audit, compensation, and executive. It is part of the AGB Board Basics Series. This report describes the primary role of an audit committee. The primary…

Ostrom, John S.

2004-01-01

354

Module Utilization Committee. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Photovoltaic collector modules were declared surplus to the needs of the US Department of Energy. The Module Utilization Committee was formed to make appropriate disposition of the surplus modules. The final report of that committee accounts for that disposition. The membership and activities of the committee are set forth and the results of its activities are reported.

None

1984-03-01

355

Forming a Consumer Advisory Committee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains guidelines for the formation of consumer advisory committees to aid in the improvement of library services to blind and physically handicapped individuals. The purpose, justification, and composition of such committees are reviewed, as well as the tasks of organizing the committee's first meeting and providing…

Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

356

Audit committees and earnings quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis research investigates whether audit committees are associated with improved earnings quality for a sample of Australian listed companies prior to the introduction of mandatory audit committee requirements in 2003. Two measures of earnings quality are used based on models first developed by Jones (1991) and Dechow and Dichev (2002). Our results indicate that formation of an audit committee reduces

Peter Baxter; Julie Cotter

2009-01-01

357

The Audit Committee. Board Basics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Effective Committees set of booklets comprises publications on the following committees: investment, buildings and grounds, academic affairs, student affairs, finance, development, trustees, audit, compensation, and executive. It is part of the AGB Board Basics Series. This report describes the primary role of an audit committee. The primary…

Ostrom, John S.

2004-01-01

358

External Scientific Committee  

Cancer.gov

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) receives advice from its External Scientific Committee (ESC), whose membership includes patient advocates, senior scientists and clinicians with relevant expertise in cancer, genomics and ethics. The members of the ESC are not principal investigators for or funded by TCGA.

359

Plugging Search Committee Leaks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggestions are given for maintaining confidentiality in the presidential search process, addressing such issues as appointing the search committee, dealing with the press, communicating with the campus, employing a consultant, choosing an executive secretary, transacting search business, contacting candidates and references, conducting…

McLaughlin, Judith Block

1985-01-01

360

Module utilization committee  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Photovoltaic collector modules were declared surplus to the needs of the U.S. Dept. of Energy. The Module Utilization Committee was formed to make appropriate disposition of the surplus modules on a national basis and to act as a broker for requests for these modules originating outside of the National Photovoltaics Program.

Volkmer, K.; Praver, G.

1984-03-01

361

Foundry Industry Training Committee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Foundry Industry Training Committee has encouraged the foundry industry in developing systematic manpower training and development programs at all levels. Features developed include competitions as a technique of standard setting, recommendations for technician training, and a widely used manpower information system. (MW)

Industrial Training Journal, 1974

1974-01-01

362

Relation between job mobility during working life and health state after retirement: a cross sectional study of 627 subjects living in the Paris area.  

PubMed Central

The relation between job mobility during working life and health state after retirement was studied in a random sample of 627 retired men and women living in the Paris area who were beneficiaries of an interprofessional supplementary pension fund. State of health was evaluated by the number of health impairments that these subjects reported at the time of interview. Job mobility was defined by a dichotomic variable based on the number of different companies and branches of economic activity in which the subjects had worked. This information was obtained from the individual records supplied by the pension fund. For both sexes, a significant relation was found between the number of health impairments and job mobility: for men, the mean number of impairments was 1.7 in the high mobility group and 1.3 in the low mobility group, and for women these numbers were respectively 2.1 and 1.7. This finding seemed independent of the effects of selection and of the effects of factors such as age at the time of interview, age at retirement, previous diseases, past work accidents, and previous occupational exposures. These results suggest that a high job mobility during working life might be a risk factor for health after retirement.

Iwatsubo, Y; Derriennic, F; Cassou, B

1991-01-01

363

Relation between job mobility during working life and health state after retirement: a cross sectional study of 627 subjects living in the Paris area.  

PubMed

The relation between job mobility during working life and health state after retirement was studied in a random sample of 627 retired men and women living in the Paris area who were beneficiaries of an interprofessional supplementary pension fund. State of health was evaluated by the number of health impairments that these subjects reported at the time of interview. Job mobility was defined by a dichotomic variable based on the number of different companies and branches of economic activity in which the subjects had worked. This information was obtained from the individual records supplied by the pension fund. For both sexes, a significant relation was found between the number of health impairments and job mobility: for men, the mean number of impairments was 1.7 in the high mobility group and 1.3 in the low mobility group, and for women these numbers were respectively 2.1 and 1.7. This finding seemed independent of the effects of selection and of the effects of factors such as age at the time of interview, age at retirement, previous diseases, past work accidents, and previous occupational exposures. These results suggest that a high job mobility during working life might be a risk factor for health after retirement. PMID:1954150

Iwatsubo, Y; Derriennic, F; Cassou, B

1991-11-01

364

Work-life balance of female versus male surgeons in Hong Kong based on findings of a questionnaire designed by a Japanese surgeon.  

PubMed

PURPOSE: We evaluated the attitudes of female and male surgeons in Hong Kong to work, personal life, and work-life balance, through a questionnaire survey. METHODS: We sent an online questionnaire survey designed by a female Japanese surgeon to 142 female surgeons practicing in Hong Kong, while its customized version was sent to 953 of their male counterparts. RESULTS: "Home life" and "Work" were the first and second priorities for both the women and the men. More of the female surgeons reported that they could not find enough time to participate in community activities (p = 0.038) or rest (p = 0.024). Both reported moderate satisfaction at work (p = 0.114) and in their life outside work (p = 0.346), as well as equality at home (p = 0.548) and at work (p = 0.177). Of the men, 89 % agreed with the necessity for granting paternity leave and reported that they would like to work part-time during the child-rearing years (p = 0.013). CONCLUSIONS: The number of female surgeons involved in key roles is increasing in parallel with the increasing number of female medical students. The introduction of paternity leave for male surgeons is an important concern. The issues of work-life balance may need to be addressed to attract more talent into an important specialty in Hong Kong and this is likely to apply to other parts of Asia as well. PMID:23595786

Kwong, Ava; Chau, Wai Wang; Kawase, K

2013-04-18

365

Number-8-wire ethics: a New Zealand ethics committee's response to lengthy international clinical trial information sheets.  

PubMed

USA dominance of international clinical trials mandates complex and lengthy participant information sheets and limits the amount of scrutiny New Zealand ethics committees can have over information sheets form or content. This paper provides an alternative exemplar: a summary of a lengthy participant information sheet written in less than one page, inviting potential participants to read the lengthy document. The succinct invitation provides participants with sufficient information to decline to read the lengthy document or better informs the reading of the longer document. Equally, the one-page letter permits New Zealand ethics committees, researchers, study coordinators, and Maori consultation groups to comment and alter the informed consent process without compromising rigid FDA prescriptions for clinical trial research. PMID:19448792

Tolich, Martin; Hapuku, Jonas

2009-04-24

366

Committees and Sponsors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Local Organizing Committee J Fernando Barbero González (IEM, CSIC) Laura Castelló Gomar (Univ. Complutense, Madrid) Mikel Fernández Méndez (IEM, CSIC) Iñaki Garay Elizondo (Univ. País Vasco) Luis J Garay Elizondo (Univ. Complutense, Madrid) Mercedes Martín-Benito (Perimeter Institute, Canada) Daniel Martín de Blas (IEM, CSIC) Guillermo A Mena Marugán (IEM, CSIC) Javier Olmedo Nieto (IEM, CSIC) Gonzalo Olmo Alba (IFIC, CSIC) Tomasz Pawlowski (Warsaw University, Poland) Eduardo J Sánchez Villaseñor (Univ. Carlos III, Madrid) Scientific International Committee Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State University, USA) J Fernando Barbero González (IEM, CSIC, Spain) John Barrett (University of Nottingham, UK) José Manuel Cidade Mourão (Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal) Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute, Canada) Jerzy Lewandowski (Warsaw University, Poland) Guillermo A Mena Marugán (IEM, CSIC, Spain) Jorge Pullin (Louisiana State University, USA) Carlo Rovelli (Univ. Méditerranée, Marseille, France) Thomas Thiemann (Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) Sponsors MinisterioBBVA CSICESF UniCarlosCPAN

2012-05-01

367

GP Program Committee  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The GP Program Committee, composed of Laurie Brown, Sue Halgedahl, and Steve Lund, has been formed for the purpose of planning, on a long-range basis, the AGU-GP meeting programs through 1988. The goals for this committee are to spread special sessions equally between the AGU Spring and Fall Meetings and also to provide adequate forewarning of special sessions. This is not to say that last-minute plans for special sessions will go by the wayside, as there is always a place for new and exciting topics. However, if we want to make special sessions truly special and stimulating, a longer lead time should produce better contributions a n d greater participation.

368

48 CFR 52.232-28 - Invitation To Propose Performance-Based Payments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Invitation To Propose Performance-Based Payments. 52.232-28...52.232-28 Invitation To Propose Performance-Based Payments. As prescribed...provision: Invitation To Propose Performance-Based Payments (MAR 2000)...

2012-10-01

369

78 FR 40144 - Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Upcoming Public Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2013-0002; Sequence 17] Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Upcoming...SUMMARY: The Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) (the Committee...Federal Officer (DFO), Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC), Office...

2013-07-03

370

78 FR 56231 - Government-Wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Public Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2013-0002; Sequence 30] Government-Wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Public Advisory...SUMMARY: The Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) (the Committee...Federal Officer (DFO), Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC), Office...

2013-09-12

371

10 CFR 7.5 - Consultation with Committee Management Secretariat on establishment of advisory committees...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Consultation with Committee Management Secretariat on establishment...consult with the Committee Management Secretariat. With a full...committee, the Committee Management Secretariat may share its knowledge and experience with...

2013-01-01

372

An Invitation to Research in Social Education. Bulletin No. 77.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nine authors contributed to a three part bulletin inviting research in social education. Part 1, Research Perspectives, contains chapters one and two: (1) "The Invitation" (Catherine Cornbleth) and (2)"Paradigm and Purpose" (Thomas S. Popkewitz). Part 2, "Research Alternatives, has chapters three through eight: (3) "Survey Research" (Dennie L.…

Cornbleth, Catherine, Ed.

373

Committee proposals and restrictive rules  

PubMed Central

I analyze a game-theoretic model of committee–legislature interaction in which a majority decision to adopt either an open or closed amendment rule occurs following the committee’s proposal of a bill. I find that, in equilibrium, the closed rule is almost always chosen when the dimension of the policy space is >1. Furthermore, the difference between the equilibrium outcome and that which would have occurred under the open rule can be arbitrarily small.

Banks, Jeffrey S.

1999-01-01

374

Business ethics in ethics committees?  

PubMed

The "Ethics committees" column in this issue of the Hastings Center Report features an introduction by Cynthia B. Cohen and four brief commentaries on the roles hospital ethics committees may play in the making of institutional and public health care policy in the 1990s. The pros and cons of a broader, more public role for ethics committees in reconciling the business and patient care aspects of health care delivery are debated by Cohen in "Ethics committees as corporate and public policy advocates," and by Philip Boyle in this article. Boyle is an associate for ethical studies at The Hastings Center. PMID:2228587

Boyle, P

375

PULMONARY ALLERGY DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. PULMONARY ALLERGY DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING FDA Briefing Document March 7, 2013 NDA ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

376

ONCOLOGIC DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... outdated. Page 2. Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee May 29, 2009 Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida ONCOLOGIC ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

377

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Panel. 2013 Materials of the Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Panel. -. Pediatric Advisory Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew/default.htm

378

Schools without Fear. Proceedings of the Annual International Alliance for Invitational Education Conference (14th). International Alliance for Invitational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Papers presented at the fourteenth Annual Conference of the Alliance for Invitational Education are (1) "Caring, Sharing, Daring: Three Tests to Help Develop More Inviting Policies, Programmes, and Procedures" (M. Ayers); (2) "Project: Gentlemen on the Move - Combating the Poor Academic and Social Performance of African American Male Youth" (D.…

Francis, Adrianna Hayes, Ed.

379

Schools without Fear. Proceedings of the Annual International Alliance for Invitational Education Conference (14th). International Alliance for Invitational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers presented at the fourteenth Annual Conference of the Alliance for Invitational Education are (1) "Caring, Sharing, Daring: Three Tests to Help Develop More Inviting Policies, Programmes, and Procedures" (M. Ayers); (2) "Project: Gentlemen on the Move - Combating the Poor Academic and Social Performance of African American Male Youth" (D. F.…

Francis, Adrianna Hayes, Ed.

380

12 CFR 917.7 - Audit committees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of each Bank shall establish an audit committee, consistent with the requirements...b) Composition. (1) The audit committee shall comprise five or more...of this section. (2) The audit committee shall include a balance of...

2009-01-01

381

75 FR 81232 - Council Coordination Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration RIN 0648-XA101 Council Coordination Committee Meeting AGENCY: National...will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the...MSRA) of 2006 established the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) by amending...

2010-12-27

382

78 FR 7757 - Council Coordination Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration RIN 0648-XC475 Council Coordination Committee Meeting AGENCY: National...will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the...MSRA) of 2006 established the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) by amending...

2013-02-04

383

7 CFR 959.15 - Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN SOUTH TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 959.15 Committee. Committee means the South Texas Onion Committee, established pursuant to §...

2013-01-01

384

7 CFR 906.14 - Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGRICULTURE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 906.14 Committee. Committee means the Texas Valley Citrus Committee, established pursuant to §...

2013-01-01

385

75 FR 56997 - Global Markets Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Global Markets Advisory Committee AGENCY: Commodity...ACTION: Notice of meeting of Global Markets Advisory Committee...SUMMARY: The Global Markets Advisory Committee will hold...

2010-09-17

386

7 CFR 958.11 - Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN CERTAIN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN IDAHO, AND MALHEUR... Committee. Committee means the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee established pursuant to §...

2013-01-01

387

76 FR 27743 - RTCA Program Management Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Aviation Administration RTCA Program Management Committee AGENCY: Federal...DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Program Management Committee meeting...public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee. DATES: The...

2011-05-12

388

75 FR 15342 - Advisory Committees; Technical Amendment  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...consumer interests for standing technical advisory committees. The...regulations provides only technical changes. List of Subjects...nonvoting members of standing technical advisory committees...nominations are to be submitted in writing to Advisory Committee...

2010-03-29

389

7 CFR 948.16 - Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 948.16 Committee...the area committees established pursuant to § 948.50 or the Colorado Potato Committee established pursuant to §...

2013-01-01

390

45 CFR 1621.2 - Grievance Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Grievance Committee. The governing body of a recipient shall establish a grievance committee or committees, composed of lawyer and client members of the governing body, in approximately the same proportion in which they are on the governing...

2011-10-01

391

45 CFR 1621.2 - Grievance Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Grievance Committee. The governing body of a recipient shall establish a grievance committee or committees, composed of lawyer and client members of the governing body, in approximately the same proportion in which they are on the governing...

2012-10-01

392

[Ethics in committees].  

PubMed

The management of techno-scientific and multicultural societies, open and evolving, can neither be conceived nor carried out on the basis of fundamentalist, essentialist rules that are characteristic of closed, immobile societies. Within a global civilisation, fundamentalisms are only acceptable as individual or community beliefs. Against the background of our civilisation on the chaotic road to globalisation described here, what are the methodological rules for bioethics committees? A first rule concerns the composition of the committees: it must be multidisciplinary and pluralist. The second rule concerns the distinction of types, which is less evident at a time which cultivates postmodernism. The "types" which absolutely must be distinguished are: science, ethics, morals, law, politics. The third rule concerns the concluding procedures. A majority vote procedure after information and limited discussion makes it possible to conclude easily and rapidly. But it generally seems not to be very ethical, especially if it does not allow minorities to have their divergent opinions appear among the conclusions in an explicit argued manner. The "lazy dissensus" must, however also be avoided: it consists in not really engaging the interdisciplinary, pluralist discussion, simply exposing and explaining each position, on the pretext that pluralism is respecting diversity, the freedom to believe, to think and to express oneself either each for himself or in the name of one's community or tradition. This sort of "postmodern" methodology, individualistic and communitarian to an extreme, is precariously balanced in relation to the committee's ethical vocation. It is therefore very important that an ethics committee really engages in discussion and expresses, let's say, a preference for consensus. This preference is the expression of its "ethical" nature: in this word (as in the word "moral", in fact), there is a reference to what is common, to what unites and makes social life possible. The aim of consensus, the idea that it is better to get on than to ignore each other or oppose each other; is methodologically prevalent in ethics. But on the express condition that the agreement is freely and consciously accepted. The symmetrical danger to that of "lazy dissensus" which loses sight of the aim of agreement, is "forced consensus". Pragmatic consensuses are extremely precious and even indispensable in our complex societies if we want to set up common operating rules while preserving the freedom to think and the diversity of beliefs. They also ensure that it is possible to re-open the debate: a pragmatic agreement is on a different scale from an essentialist dogma or a fundamentalist norm, which try to regulate not only behaviour but also thought. PMID:17902575

Hottois, Gilbert

393

Biomedical conflicts in the heartland. A systemwide ethics committee serves rural facilities.  

PubMed

Big-city medical research centers are not the only institutions facing ethical dilemmas. Bioethical conflicts occur regardless of community location or size. The Presentation Health Care System, Sioux Falls, SD, established a systemwide ethics committee. It owns, leases, or manages 15 rural institutions in four North Central states: South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. Of these facilities, 10 are hospitals and 5 are nursing homes. Most are located in small communities stretched along 1,100 interstate miles. The Presentation system began organizing its ethics committee in spring 1985. The ethics committee was to provide educational opportunities for its members, as well as for local facilities. These opportunities were to include subscriptions to appropriate publications, meetings with guest speakers, videos, and group "brainstorming" sessions. An annual ethics conference would provide community education and address the ethical issues confronting affiliates. Organizers scheduled a planning session at a systemwide leadership conference and invited anyone interested to attend. Eventually, 23 representatives of system affiliates were selected as members of the committee. The group meets twice a year. Since 1985, the committee has been holding ethics conferences on a regular basis. PMID:10103859

Rauh, J R; Bushy, A

1990-03-01

394

Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee Member ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... of Financial Interests Name of Advisory Committee Member: Richard A. Jonas, MD Committee: Circulatory System Devices ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

395

77 FR 29995 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2012-05-21

396

78 FR 28207 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2013-05-14

397

76 FR 10577 - Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...announces a meeting of the reestablished Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2011-02-25

398

76 FR 37103 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2011-06-24

399

78 FR 55692 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2013-09-11

400

77 FR 58534 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2012-09-21

401

76 FR 59667 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2011-09-27

402

2010 Meeting Materials, Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... 2010 Meeting Materials, Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. -. December 2, 2010 Meeting of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs

403

Handbook for Indian Parent Committees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 1980 handbook defines parental involvement and elaborates on the functions and authority of parent committees. Funding sources which are most likely to require American Indian parent committees are identified as: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I; Johnson-O'Malley; and Indian Education, Title IV-A. Information is provided on:…

Miller, Louise; Gelardi, Sal

404

Handbook for Indian Parent Committees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1980 handbook defines parental involvement and elaborates on the functions and authority of parent committees. Funding sources which are most likely to require American Indian parent committees are identified as: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I; Johnson-O'Malley; and Indian Education, Title IV-A. Information is provided on:…

Miller, Louise; Gelardi, Sal

405

Interim Study Committee on Racing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Interim Racing Study Committee held six meetings during the summer and early fall of 1976. The study committee was created by the Legislative Council to further study the pari-mutuel wagering issue since a pari-mutuel wagering bill had been passed by ...

1976-01-01

406

International Olympic Committee  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896, those with a passion for information about these contests have sought out materials on the Games via a multitude of sources. For those who are so inclined, this website is a uniformly excellent way to learn about the activities of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Games. On their homepage, visitors can check out a complete list of all the Olympic medal winters since 1896, read up on all the Olympic records, and also download their latest podcasts and vodcasts. Moving on, the left-hand side of the homepage features six sections, including "Sports", "Athletes", "News", and "Olympic Museum". Visitors might want to start by clicking on "The Movement" area. Here they can learn about the role that the International Olympic Committee plays in bringing together partners and other agencies to disseminate the Olympic spirit around the globe. Also, visitors should not miss the "Olympic Personal Trainer" area of the site. Within this area, users can listen to Olympic athletes talk about their own training experiences, and even submit questions.

2008-01-01

407

[The Editorial Advisory Committee].  

PubMed

Since 1970, Revista Médica de Chile applies the peer review system as a main step in the selection and improvement of the manuscripts to be published. Over 150 experts participate in this process annually, reviewing up to 5 manuscripts per year. The final decision with regards to to the acceptability of a manuscript remains a responsibility of the Editor. The reviewers are selected by the Editor and his Associates among clinical investigators, prominent subspecialits and basic scientists, according to the nature of the manuscript. Most of them work in Chile. Their names are published and their confidential work is acknowledged in a special chronicle published in the Revista once a year. A small number of these reviewers appears in every issue of the journal identified as Members of its Editorial Advisory Committee. They have been selected by the Editors among those reviewers who deal with a greater number of manuscripts and also those experienced specialists whose opinion is requested when an exceptional conflict of opinions is raised by the authors and their reviewers. After 5 to 10 years of a highly praised collaboration, the previous Committee has been changed and new names were included, starting in this issue of Revista Médica de Chile. PMID:9334474

Reyes, H

1996-12-01

408

AGU Committee Update: Recent activities of NG Technical Committee  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Beginning this year, the AGU has adopted a series of new policies designed to highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of the Union. As part of these new policies, members will soon be able to affiliate with the AGU Technical Committees, including the Nonlinear Geophysics (NG) Committee. In addition, the Technical Committees are now able to sponsor or co-sponsor technical sessions at both the Spring and Fall annual meetings, as well as make awards for best research and papers, and sponsor nominations for AGU Fellows and Union-wide awards.A website for the NG committee, with descriptions of the committee's activities and other functions, can be found via a link from the main AGU website, which is maintained by Jon Pelletier (University of Arizona). An AGU/NG listserver is maintained by the AGU staff liaison to NG, Dan Moore (DMoore@agu.org). AGU members wishing to be apprised of NG committee activities by inclusion in the listserv should either sign up through the NG web site, or send email to Dan Moore. As described, the NG committee can nominate an AGU member for election to AGU Fellow status. Don Turcotte (Cornell University) chairs the NG subcommittee on Fellow nominations.

Rundle, John B.

409

An Analysis of Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing through the Junctures of History, Gender, Nursing Education, and Quality of Work Life in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.  

PubMed

A society that values mental health and helps people live enjoyable and meaningful lives is a clear aspiration echoed throughout our Canadian health care system. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has put forth a framework for a mental health strategy with goals that reflect the virtue of optimal mental health for all Canadians (Mental Health Commission Canada, 2009). Canadian nurses, the largest group of health care workers, have a vital role in achieving these goals. In Canada, two-thirds of those who experience mental health problems do not receive mental health services (Statistics Canada, 2003). Through a gendered, critical, and sociological perspective the goal of this paper is to further understand how the past has shaped the present state of psychiatric mental health nursing (PMHN). This integrative literature review offers a depiction of Canadian PMHN in light of the intersections of history, gender, education, and quality of nursing work life. Fourteen articles were selected, which provide a partial reflection of contemporary Canadian PMHN. Findings include the association between gender and professional status, inconsistencies in psychiatric nursing education, and the limitations for Canadian nurse practitioners to advance the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. PMID:23710367

Smith, Mary; Khanlou, Nazilla

2013-04-28

410

An Analysis of Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing through the Junctures of History, Gender, Nursing Education, and Quality of Work Life in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan  

PubMed Central

A society that values mental health and helps people live enjoyable and meaningful lives is a clear aspiration echoed throughout our Canadian health care system. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has put forth a framework for a mental health strategy with goals that reflect the virtue of optimal mental health for all Canadians (Mental Health Commission Canada, 2009). Canadian nurses, the largest group of health care workers, have a vital role in achieving these goals. In Canada, two-thirds of those who experience mental health problems do not receive mental health services (Statistics Canada, 2003). Through a gendered, critical, and sociological perspective the goal of this paper is to further understand how the past has shaped the present state of psychiatric mental health nursing (PMHN). This integrative literature review offers a depiction of Canadian PMHN in light of the intersections of history, gender, education, and quality of nursing work life. Fourteen articles were selected, which provide a partial reflection of contemporary Canadian PMHN. Findings include the association between gender and professional status, inconsistencies in psychiatric nursing education, and the limitations for Canadian nurse practitioners to advance the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

2013-01-01

411

48 CFR 2014.201 - Preparation of invitation for bids.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Preparation of invitation for bids. 2014.201 Section 2014.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SEALED BIDDING Solicitation of Bids 2014.201...

2011-10-01

412

Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates  

MedlinePLUS

... page, please enable JavaScript. Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates: Study Offering a free colonoscopy or ... is the best and only way to reduce colon cancer rates," Gupta said in a university news release. " ...

413

48 CFR 14.209 - Cancellation of invitations before opening.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...posted electronically, the bids received shall not be viewed, and the bids shall be purged from primary and backup data storage systems. (c) The notice of cancellation shall (1) identify the invitation for bids by number and short...

2011-10-01

414

48 CFR 14.209 - Cancellation of invitations before opening.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...posted electronically, the bids received shall not be viewed, and the bids shall be purged from primary and backup data storage systems. (c) The notice of cancellation shall (1) identify the invitation for bids by number and short...

2012-10-01

415

45 CFR 158.342 - Invitation for public comments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

45 Public Welfare 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Invitation for public comments. 158.342 Section 158.342 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS...

2011-10-01

416

An Invitation for Social Workers To Employ Conflict Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article looks at how a social worker is able to use conflict management as described by William Purkey and John Schmidt in their book on invitational counseling in order to better engage the hardest to reach clients. (GCP)

Linville, Lynn

2002-01-01

417

The Press and the Committee System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Committees rely on the press to inform the public about their proceedings and decisions; the press relies on committees, their members and staffs as sources of information. Committee members expect their committee work to further their career and to enhance their reputation. Reporters, in addition to competing for the news, feel they have a critical function to perform. What results

Mary Russell

1974-01-01

418

COMMITTEES: SQM2006 Organising and International Advisory Committees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Organising Committee Kenneth Barish Huan Zhong Huang Joseph Kapusta Grazyna Odyniec Johann Rafelski Charles A Whitten Jr International Advisory Committee Jörg Aichelin Federico Antinori Tamas Biró Jean Cleymans Lazlo Csernai Tim Hallman Ulrich Heinz Sonja Kabana Rob Lacey Yu-Gang Ma Jes Madsen Yasuo Miake Berndt Mueller Grazyna Odyniec Helmut Oeschler Apostolos Panagiotou Johann Rafelski Hans Ritter Karel Safarik Jack Sandweiss Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich Wen-Qing Shen Georges Stephans Horst Stöcker Thomas Ullrich Bill Zajc

2006-12-01

419

How to add more "family" to the work-life-balance? - family friendliness in medical under- and postgraduate studies and the workplace.  

PubMed

Today universities have to compete for the best brains more than ever before. The issues of reconciliation of work/study and family and the work-life balance have become increasingly important recently in higher education policy development as higher education institutions in the competition for the best minds are already forced to tackle these issues, some of which are still novel to them, as they are faced with demographic change. High dropout rates among students with children, increasing shortages of physicians and high sector emigration and high levels of childlessness among graduates serve as indicators for urgent action towards more family-oriented university and faculty strategies. But how can medical schools, hospitals and (teaching) hospitals achieve a family-oriented profile? Which key players, which areas of higher education management are relevant to management and decision-making structures? What exemplary measures for designing family-friendly medical studies and work places offer success? The underrepresentation of women in the next generation of scientists also poses an additional challenge to the development of an innovative higher education policy if it is to be sustainable. Thus strategies promoting the next generation and family orientation are key factors for a future-oriented higher education policy. These factors should therefore be seen as leadership strategies which will introduce measures that will make (re)design the university's profile. To this end, a holistic approach which will lead to fundamental reforms of higher education structures which are outlined below and illustrated with examples are a prerequisite for successful implementation. PMID:22558028

De Ridder, Daniela

2012-04-23

420

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... 9-10, 2013 Meeting of the Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee (PDF - 99KB). -. -. -. -. Posted on September 17, 2013. Pediatric Advisory Committee. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew/default.htm

421

Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee Charter  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... The Commissioner or designee shall have the authority to select members of other scientific and technical FDA advisory committees (normally not ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs

422

GI Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version1 GI Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting ... Entry Criteria Hepatic encephalopathy episodes primarily attributed to GI hemorrhage requiring ? 2 units ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

423

2013 Advisory Committee Tentative Meetings  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Date(s), if needed,. to be determined. Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee. Date(s), if needed,. to be determined. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/calendar

424

Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. Page 1 of 2 Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

425

Ethics committees in the courts.  

PubMed

The role of ethics committees has been regarded in different ways by different state courts, especially in regard to withholding life sustaining treatment. In re L.H.R. was a Georgia case in which the state's supreme court said that ethics committee consultation was not needed in this or future similar cases. In the 1984 case of In re Torres, the Minnesota supreme court ruled that ethics committee determinations could be used as evidence, a finding also made in the Massachusetts cases of Saikewicz and In re Spring. Wolf proposes that ethics committee determinations should be admitted into evidence and then evaluated by the court on a case-by-case basis, with the judge deciding what weight the determination deserves. PMID:3721842

Wolf, S M

1986-06-01

426

Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. ... safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational ... to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs

427

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs  

MedlinePLUS

Search form Search Sign up to receive email updates House Committee on Veterans' Affairs About Chair Membership ... the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Bill Search By Bill Number (H.R. 14 or H. ...

428

Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee Charter  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Committee will terminate two years from the date the charter is filed. ... Filing Date. ... If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs

429

Select Committee on Teenage Pregnancy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Teenage Pregnancy. It discusses the role of parents, parental notification policies, a partnership between parents and public schools, the role...

M. Polk

1982-01-01

430

Recently Updated Advisory Committee Materials  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Posted on September 10, 2013. Pediatric Advisory Committee. ... Posted on September 09, 2013. Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/whatsnew/default.htm

431

Inviting Confidence in School: Invitations as a Critical Source of the Academic Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Entering Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine whether constructs drawn from invitational theory serve as additional sources of self-efficacy beliefs of students in Grade 6 (N = 468). The hypothesized sources and the invitational constructs each correlated with academic self-efficacy. Invitations, mastery experience, and physiological state predicted…

Usher, Ellen L.; Pajares, Frank

2006-01-01

432

Establishing an incident review committee.  

PubMed

A well-defined incident review committee may prevent losses, identify areas for corrective action, and promote overall safety in an organization. A multidisciplinary committee will involve employees in the safety process and heighten safety awareness. Reviewing injuries, incidents, occupational illnesses, and workers' compensation claims assists in root cause analysis and enables an organization to be proactive in preventing further employee incidents and injuries. PMID:20302268

Zichello, Christine; Thomas, Sotirios

2010-03-01

433

75 FR 22752 - Federal Advisory Committee; Department of Defense Wage Committee; Charter Renewal  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Department of Defense Wage Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-6128. SUPPLEMENTARY...

2010-04-30

434

78 FR 21396 - Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting: Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Housing Consensus Committee Structural and Design Subcommittee AGENCY: Office of the Assistant...Federal advisory committee Structural and Design Subcommittee teleconference meeting...Consensus Committee (MHCC), Structural and Design Subcommittee. The teleconference...

2013-04-10

435

75 FR 25212 - Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Audit Advisory Committee (DAAC)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Audit Advisory Committee (DAAC) AGENCY: Under...Department of Defense announces that the Defense Audit Advisory Committee will meet on May 17...processes, systems of internal controls, audit processes, and processes for...

2010-05-07

436

77 FR 53842 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2012-09-04

437

76 FR 13601 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2011-03-14

438

76 FR 27634 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2011-05-12

439

76 FR 19970 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2011-04-11

440

75 FR 54298 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2010-09-07

441

75 FR 46902 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2010-08-04

442

75 FR 81211 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2010-12-27

443

75 FR 63436 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY...SUMMARY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. The committee is meeting...

2010-10-15

444

78 FR 17414 - Risk Communications Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FDA-2013-N-0001] Risk Communications Advisory Committee; Notice...public. Name of Committee: Risk Communications Advisory Committee. General...Designated Federal Officer, Risk Communication Staff, Office of...

2013-03-21

445

Hospital ethics committees in Israel: structure, function and heterogeneity in the setting of statutory ethics committees  

PubMed Central

Objectives: Hospital ethics committees increasingly affect medical care worldwide, yet there has been little evaluation of these bodies. Israel has the distinction of having ethics committees legally required by a Patients' Rights Act. We studied the development of ethics committees in this legal environment. Design: Cross-sectional national survey of general hospitals to identify all ethics committees and interview of ethics committee chairpersons. Setting: Israel five years after the passage of the Patients' Rights Act. Main measurements: Patients' rights and informal ethics committee structure and function. Results: One-third of general hospitals have an ethics committee, with committees concentrated in larger facilities. Hospitals without committees tended to lack any structure to handle ethics issues. Committees tend to be interdisciplinary and gender-mixed but ethnic mix was poor. Confidentiality is the rule, however, legal liability is a concern. One-third of patients' rights ethics committees never convened and most committees had considered fewer than ten consults. Access to the consultation process and the consultation process itself varied substantially across committees. Some patients' rights ethics committees attempted to solve cases, others only rendered decisions. Informal committees often refused to consider cases within Patients' Rights Act jurisdiction. Conclusions: Despite statutory requirement, many Israeli patients and clinicians do not have access to ethics committees. The scant volume of cases shows serious discrepancies between practice and Patients' Rights Act regulations, suggesting the need for education or revision of the law. Heterogeneity in committee function demonstrates need for substantial improvement.

Wenger, N; Golan, O; Shalev, C; Glick, S

2002-01-01

446

COMMITTEES: SQM2004 Organising and International Advisory Committees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Organising Committee Jean Cleymans (Chairman) Zeblon Vilakazi Roger Fearick Peter Steinberg Rory Adams Bruce Becker Sarah Blyth Gareth de Vaux Heather Gray Mark Horner Nawahl Razak Artur Szostak Spencer Wheaton International Advisory Committee Federico Antinori Tim Hallman John Harris Tetsuo Hatsuda Ulrich Heinz Huan Z Huang Sonja Kabana Volker Koch Rob Lacey Jes Madsen Yasuo Miake Maurizio Morando Berndt Mueller Grazyna Odyniec Helmut Oeschler Apostolos Panagiotou Josef Pochodzalla Johann Rafelski Karel Safarik Jack Sandweiss Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich Georges Stephans Horst Stoecker Herbert Stroebele Thomas Ullrich Orlando Villalobos-Baillie Bill Zajc Joseph Zimanyi

2005-06-01

447

10 CFR 1.18 - Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. 1.18 Section 1.18 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION...Committees § 1.18 Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. The Advisory Committee on...

2013-01-01

448

78 FR 32403 - Arthritis Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0001] Arthritis Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug...The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committee: Arthritis Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committee:...

2013-05-30

449

77 FR 58811 - Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Meeting AGENCY...meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee...mailed to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, Office of...

2012-09-24

450

77 FR 60373 - Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-CN-12-0048] Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...USDA) Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards and a Request for Nominations...establish the Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards (Committee). The...

2012-10-03

451

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From 1946 to 1977, the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (JAEC) was responsible for making "continuing studies of the activities of the Atomic Energy Commission and of problems relating to the development, use, and control of atomic energy." Over three decades, the Committee looked into peacetime uses of atomic energy, international agreements regarding atomic energy, and various mutual defense agreements. The good people at the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) have created this text archive of over 144,000 pages of source materials from the hearings of this committee. Visitors may wish to start with the "About the Collection" area, as it provides a bit more information on the scope of the materials here. After this, visitors are welcome to perform a simple search across the collection, or they may also wish to browse around at their leisure. The site is rounded out by a list of additional sites and resources.

452

77 FR 27177 - Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program; Correction AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service...funds availability and inviting applications for the Quality Samples Program (QSP). The document contained incorrect...

2012-05-09

453

78 FR 42798 - Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW182164, WY  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW182164...Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to...hereby invited to participate with Bridger Coal Company, on a pro rata...

2013-07-17

454

75 FR 32812 - Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW179006, Wyoming  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW179006...Notice of Invitation To Participate in Coal Exploration License...Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and...

2010-06-09

455

75 FR 28057 - Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW179009, Wyoming  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW179009...Notice of Invitation to Participate in Coal Exploration License...Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and...

2010-05-19

456

33 CFR 100.724 - Annual Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta; Savannah River, Augusta, GA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta; Savannah River, Augusta, GA. 100.724...Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta; Savannah River, Augusta, GA. (a) Definitions...line drawn directly across the Savannah River at U.S. Highway 1...

2009-07-01

457

33 CFR 100.724 - Annual Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta; Savannah River, Augusta, GA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta; Savannah River, Augusta, GA. 100.724...Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta; Savannah River, Augusta, GA. (a) Definitions...line drawn directly across the Savannah River at U.S. Highway 1...

2013-07-01

458

69 FR 41824 - Partners Invited To Participate in Indian Health Service: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Invited To Participate in Indian Health Service: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Health Summit and Other American...ACTION: Notice of invitation to participate in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HP/DP) Health...

2004-07-12

459

77 FR 27177 - Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Availability; Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program...availability and inviting applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC...specifically requests such reconsideration in writing, and only if funding remains...

2012-05-09

460

77 FR 24166 - Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program Announcement Type: New. Catalog...inviting proposals for the 2013 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect...S. entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers to...

2012-04-23

461

78 FR 23896 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program Announcement Type: New. Catalog...inviting proposals for the 2014 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect...S. entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers to...

2013-04-23

462

77 FR 54876 - Colville Resource Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Colville Resource Advisory Committee...The Colville Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Colville...Secure Rural Schools and Community...Community Colleges of Spokane: Colville Center, Dominion...are placed in the record...2012 Colville Resource Advisory...

2012-09-06

463

78 FR 61348 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION...meeting announcing a meeting on October 2-3, 2013 of the Electricity Advisory Committee (78 FR 55692). This notice...

2013-10-03

464

78 FR 9038 - Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2013-02-07

465

75 FR 61454 - Electricity Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability...meeting of the re-established DOE Electricity Advisory Committee. The...

2010-10-05

466

77 FR 10486 - Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department...This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The...

2012-02-22

467

Advisory Committee Briefing Document Cardiovascular and ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Page 1 Advisory Committee Briefing Document Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee and ... experiments and in man.5,6,7 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

468

78 FR 29125 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NEAC), formerly the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee...implementation of DOE's civilian nuclear energy research programs. The committee...Evaluate the Aging of Used Nuclear Fuel in Storage Integrated Research Project and...

2013-05-17

469

78 FR 23773 - Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...No. USCG-2013-0273] Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee...SUMMARY: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee...received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations...of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk Code and...

2013-04-22

470

77 FR 40891 - Towing Safety Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee Quick Find'' box. Once you have accessed the Committee page, click on the meetings tab and then the ``View'' button for the meeting dated July 26, 2012, to access the information for this meeting. Minutes and documents applicable for...

2012-07-11

471

43 CFR 10.16 - Review committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...committee. 10.16 Section 10.16 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION REGULATIONS General § 10.16 Review committee. (a) General. The Review...

2011-10-01

472

77 FR 26274 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting...notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee...

2012-05-03

473

76 FR 78252 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy. ACTION: Notice of Renewal...notice is hereby given that the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee will be...

2011-12-16

474

77 FR 67809 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting...notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee...

2012-11-14

475

76 FR 67717 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting...notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee...

2011-11-02

476

75 FR 13269 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting...notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee...

2010-03-19

477

15 CFR 10.8 - Standing Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Department. The committee may conduct business either in a meeting or through correspondence, but only if a quorum participates. A quorum shall consist of two-thirds of all voting members of the committee. A majority of the voting members...

2013-01-01

478

Biennial Report of the Ship Structure Committee.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the biennial report of the Ship Structure Committee to the convening authority, the Department of Transportation, covering and summarizing the activities of the committee and its affiliated research groups for the period 1 June 1966 - 1 June 1968....

1968-01-01

479

78 FR 54680 - NASA Federal Advisory Committees  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Advisory Committee--The Applied Sciences Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, on Applied Sciences programs, policies, plans,...

2013-09-05

480

38 CFR 1.957 - Committee authority.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Section 1.957 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS GENERAL PROVISIONS Referrals to Gao, Department of Justice, Or Irs § 1.957 Committee authority. (a) Regional office committee. On matters...

2013-07-01

481

The Articulation Committee Companion: A Resource for BC's Articulation Committees. 2007 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) has designed "The Articulation Committee Companion" to serve as both an introductory resource for new articulation committee members and as an ongoing reference for committees. The "Companion" includes a brief overview of the province's articulation committees and their essential role in…

British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2007

2007-01-01

482

Musical and clothing invitations to protection.  

PubMed

The Chaussez Capote Project interviewed 48 youths in Abidjan and Dabou aged 14-25 years on how to best get individuals in their age group to use condoms. 251 individuals aged 15-25 were also surveyed in Abidjan on the same subject. While more than 80% of this latter group had already discussed AIDS, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and prevention with others, 90% still wanted advice on these themes from medical staff and the media. 40% who had already used condoms did so incorrectly, while approximately 33% had experienced condom breakage during use. Respondents felt that condom promotion should be associated with information on AIDS, STDs, and contraception or information on general health. In response to this feedback, the project commissioned the creation of a promotional music cassette with French and African songs of different musical styles. Lyrics imparted technical information and correct misconceptions related to condom use. Free distribution of the cassette commenced August 1992, and approximately 800 were given to organizations and businesses. The cassette also aired on radio and Ivorian television, but met with only limited success. It is thought that its impact was limited due to the small number of copies duplicated and inefficient distribution. A new version was therefore created with different songs and short messages by popular African singers for local duplication and sale at a subsidized price starting December 1993. As a 2nd intervention, clothing metaphors applied to condoms and condom use were applied to the development of a clothing promotion loincloth designed Spring 1993. The cloth was pretested and revised to ultimately consist of panels depicting 2 young couples, a condom, a panther, and the words Entre nous. The cloth has been ordered for use by the National AIDS Committee, a condom social marketing project, and the French agency for development cooperation. PMID:12345380

Deniaud, F

1993-01-01

483

The Buildings and Grounds Committee. Effective Committees. Board Basics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The committee on buildings and grounds of a college or university governing board is charged with the broad responsibility for overseeing an institution's physical assets: land, buildings, and equipment. Specific tasks include ensuring the adequacy and condition of capital assets, developing and periodically reviewing policies, advocating for new…

Flinn, Ronald T.

1997-01-01

484

Training Needs of Indian Parent Advisory Committees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Having been accused of being "rubber stamp" committees and having experienced racial hostilities and cultural frustrations in other programs, the American Indian parent advisory committees established under Title IV of the Indian Education Act of 1972 need training. Urban training programs for advisory committee parents should be developed with…

Misiaszek, Lorraine

485

DoD Forensic Science Committee.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Instruction, issued under the authority of DoD Directive 5106.1, establishes the DoD Forensic Science Committee as a joint DoD committee under the provisions of DoD Directive 5105.18 (hereafter referred to as 'the Committee'); assigns responsibilitie...

B. McVay

1996-01-01

486

Developing Effective and Efficient Local Committees. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Local community leaders should examine the principles involved in making committees an effective and efficient tool in group operations. A committee assists the parent organization in developing programs, carrying out business, establishing policies, executing affairs, and evaluating an organization's effectiveness. Committees have many social,…

Dyer, Delwyn A.; Williams, Oscar M.

487

Report of the Technical Committee for Marketing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This committee report identifies the skills and knowledge required by employees in the marketing occupational area. It also provides performance objectives from which competencies and instructional objectives may be developed. Introductory materials include a list of committee members, statement of the marketing committee, information on…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.

488

The Audit Committee and Earnings Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides empirical evidence on the association between audit committee formation and the quality of accounting earnings. The audit committee is responsible for overseeing the financial reporting and auditing process of the firm. This paper assesses the effectiveness of the audit committee in discharging these responsibilities by comparing the quality, or informativeness, of earnings reports before and after audit

John J. Wild

1996-01-01

489

Responsive, Flexible and Scalable Broader Impacts (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In many educator professional development workshops, scientists present content in a slideshow-type format and field questions afterwards. Drawbacks of this approach include: inability to begin the lecture with content that is responsive to audience needs; lack of flexible access to specific material within the linear presentation; and “Q&A” sessions are not easily scalable to broader audiences. Often this type of traditional interaction provides little direct benefit to the scientists. The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence - Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS) applies the technique of concept mapping with demonstrated effectiveness in helping scientists and educators “get on the same page” (deCharon et al., 2009). A key aspect is scientist professional development geared towards improving face-to-face and online communication with non-scientists. COSEE-OS promotes scientist-educator collaboration, tests the application of scientist-educator maps in new contexts through webinars, and is piloting the expansion of maps as long-lived resources for the broader community. Collaboration - COSEE-OS has developed and tested a workshop model bringing scientists and educators together in a peer-oriented process, often clarifying common misconceptions. Scientist-educator teams develop online concept maps that are hyperlinked to “assets” (i.e., images, videos, news) and are responsive to the needs of non-scientist audiences. In workshop evaluations, 91% of educators said that the process of concept mapping helped them think through science topics and 89% said that concept mapping helped build a bridge of communication with scientists (n=53). Application - After developing a concept map, with COSEE-OS staff assistance, scientists are invited to give webinar presentations that include live “Q&A” sessions. The webinars extend the reach of scientist-created concept maps to new contexts, both geographically and topically (e.g., oil spill), with a relatively small investment of time. Initiated in summer 2010, the webinars are interactive and highly flexible: people can participate from their homes anywhere and can interact according to their comfort levels (i.e., submitting questions in “chat boxes” rather than orally). Expansion - To expand scientists’ research beyond educators attending a workshop or webinar, COSEE-OS uses a blog as an additional mode of communication. Topically focused by concept maps, blogs serve as a forum for scalable content. The varied types of formatting allow scientists to create long-lived resources that remain attributed to them while supporting sustained educator engagement. Blogs are another point of contact and allow educators further asynchronous access to scientists. Based on COSEE-OS evaluations, interacting on a blog was found to be educators’ preferred method of following up with scientists. Sustained engagement of scientists or educators requires a specific return on investment. Workshops and web tools can be used together to maximize scientist impact with a relatively small investment of time. As one educator stated, “It really helps my students’ interest when we discuss concepts and I tell them my knowledge comes directly from a scientist!” [A. deCharon et al. (2009), Online tools help get scientists and educators on the same page, Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 90(34), 289-290.

Decharon, A.; Companion, C.; Steinman, M.

2010-12-01

490

Work-life conflict and associations with work- and nonwork-related factors and with physical and mental health outcomes: a nationally representative cross-sectional study in Switzerland  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to examine work- and nonwork- related factors and physical and mental health outcomes associated with combined time- and strain-based work-life conflict (WLC) among adult employees living and working in Switzerland as well as possible gender differences in this regard. METHODS: The data used for the study were taken from wave 6

Oliver Hämmig; Felix Gutzwiller; Georg Bauer

2009-01-01

491

USEPA PATHOGEN EQUIVALENCY COMMITTEE RETREAT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Pathogen Equivalency Committee held its retreat from September 20-21, 2005 at Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio. This presentation will update the PEC’s membership on emerging pathogens, analytical methods, disinfection techniques, risk analysis, preparat...

492

Autobody Technology. Technical Committee Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Technical Committee Report prepared by industry representatives in Idaho lists the skills currently necessary for an employee in that state to obtain a job in autobody technology, retain a job once hired, and advance in that occupational field. (Task lists are grouped according to duty areas generally used in industry settings and are used…

Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

493

Committee on Military Nutrition Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the activities of the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine's Committee on Military Nutrition Research (CMNR) for the period June 1, 2001 to May 31, 2003. Activities during this time period which are described in detail i...

M. I. Poos

2003-01-01

494

Advisory Committee for Career Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The school administrator directed document discusses organizing advisory committees and provides general guidelines for their utilization by educational personnel in developing career education programs. Defining an advisory board as a group of representative laypeople from the community, the guide discusses the needs, functions, and selection of…

Griffith, Robert; And Others

495

Committee Sets Sights on ESEA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Congress plans to kick-start the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this week with the first in a series of hearings in a key House committee, where members pledge a "bipartisan, open, and transparent" process in rewriting the version of the law enacted under President George W. Bush. The finish line remains a…

McNeil, Michele

2010-01-01

496

"I" Poems: Invitations for Students to Deepen Literary Understanding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"I" poems are motivating invitations to write that can engage students in preparing for or responding to reading. In composing "I" poems, students assume the identity and voice of a person, place, or object and write from that perspective. The first-person narrative point of view is the most important feature of an "I" poem. "I" poems can rhyme,…

Kucan, Linda

2007-01-01

497

Confidentiality and Student Records: Ten Ways to Invite Legal Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses key provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which protects the confidentiality of student records. Describes 10 errors school personnel may commit in handling student confidentiality records which can invite legal challenges and prove costly from a legal standpoint. (SR)|

Essex, Nathan L.

2000-01-01

498

Inviting Dialogue: An Alternative to Teaching in the Dark.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Uses illustrations from a graduate seminar in the teaching of writing, a high school classroom, and a seventh-grade classroom to show the value of teacher-student dialog over teacher monologue, and to show teacher responses that resist the impulse to launch into the teacher's monologue, and instead invite dialog and turn the work of…

Fox, Patricia Shelley

1998-01-01

499

Proceedings of the 1968 Invitational Conference on Testing Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Invitational Conference on Testing Problems has been a major convocation among the various annual meetings of those who are concerned with educational measurement. The first paper by Richard Anderson deals with the evaluation of a small part of an instructional program and deals with it in an experimental fashion. The presentation by Ethna…

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

500

Invitational Conference on Testing Problems (New York, November 2, 1968).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1968 Invitational Conference on Testing Problems dealt with educational evaluation and the problems of the socially disadvantaged. Papers presented in Session I, Educational Evaluation--Various Levels and Aspects, were: (1) "The Comparative Field Experiment: An Illustration from High school Biology" by Richard C. Anderson; (2) "Evaluation of…

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.