Leveraging the macro-level environment to balance work and life: an analysis of female entrepreneurs' job satisfaction

De Clercq, Dirk, Brieger, Steven A and Welzel, Christian (2019) Leveraging the macro-level environment to balance work and life: an analysis of female entrepreneurs' job satisfaction. Small Business Economics. pp. 1-24. ISSN 0921-898X

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Abstract

This study investigates the interactive effect of female entrepreneurs’ experience of work–life imbalance and gender-egalitarian macro-level conditions on their job satisfaction, with the prediction that the negative linear relationship between work–life imbalance and job satisfaction may be buffered by the presence of women-friendly action resources, emancipative values, and civic entitlements. Data pertaining to 7,392 female entrepreneurs from 44 countries offer empirical support for these predictions. Female entrepreneurs who are preoccupied with their ability to fulfill both work and life responsibilities are more likely to maintain a certain level of job satisfaction, even if they experience significant work–life imbalances, to the extent that they operate in supportive macro-level environments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Female entrepreneurship, Job satisfaction, Work–life imbalance, Gender equality, Multilevel analysis
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Strategy and Marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Steven Brieger
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 14:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86542

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