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Title: The differential effects of work- and family-oriented women-friendly HRM on OC and OCB : the case for single female employees in Hong Kong
Authors: Chiu, WCK 
Ng, CW 
Keywords: Diversity
Hong Kong
Organizational citizenship behaviours
Organizational commitment
Women-friendly HRM
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: International journal of human resource management, 2001, v. 12, no. 8, p. 1347-1364 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of human resource management 
Abstract: Research on women-friendly HRM often presumes working women are homogeneous in their wants and needs of organizational support. Few such studies have examined how female employees of different marital and parental statuses might perceive women-friendly HRM differently. This study categorizes organizational women-friendliness into two aspects, namely work- and family-oriented, and explores if the two types of organizational support are equally important to single working women who do not have children. The effects of work- and family-oriented women-friendly policies on their job attitudes and organizational behaviours were examined. It was found that work-oriented policies had a positive impact on single female employees' level of affective commitment and altruistic behaviours. In contrast, family-oriented policies were positively related to continuance commitment. Neither of the two sets of policies had any effect on compliant behaviours. The results highlight the importance of a careful examination of the demography of the workforce in trying to devise effective women-friendly organizational strategies and HR policies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22666
ISSN: 0958-5192
EISSN: 1466-4399
DOI: 10.1080/09585190110085053
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