Work/home spillover when working from home

Oi-ling SIU*, Nuoxun LIN

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Employees are daily border-crossers between work and home (Clark, 2000). They perform different roles, fulfilling different responsibilities associated with different roles day and night, at home and at work. When ones' resources (time, energy, money, work skills, life skills, social support, etc.) are insufficient to cover all these roles and responsibilities simultaneously, s/he will be involved in the negative work-home spillover consequences, specifically work-home conflict. One's responsibilities at home and at work, and his/her relationships with others are dynamic throughout the different stages of his/her family life (Allen & Shockley, 2012). However, given the new requirement for many people to work from home, the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the lines between work and home and impacted on the dynamics of responsibilities and relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBurnout While Working : Lessons from Pandemic and Beyond
EditorsMichael P. LEITER, Cary L. COOPER
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000824452, 9781003250531
ISBN (Print)9781032168418, 9781032158747
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

Part of the research in this paper was supported by the General Research Fund from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Project No. 341713); and Woofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counseling Psychology Research Centre.


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