Family Friendly Corporate Culture and Work-Family Conflict among Employees with Shift Work


  • Vanessa Pérez Rodríguez Programa de Doctorado en Psicología de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
  • Francisco Palací Descals Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), España
  • Gabriela Topa Cantisano Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), España



work-family conflict, shift work, family friendly culture


The number of people who simultaneously combine work with family responsibilities has increased greatly in Spain in the last three decades. Among other reasons, this phenomenon is due to a growing of single-parent families, participation of women in the labor market and entrepreneurship and dual-career couples managing different schedules. That reciprocal influence of labor on non-labor situations it translates into conflict or a general equilibrium context. A negative relationship between experiences of work-family conflict and reconciliation policies has been identified (Poelmans, 2001) and moderating effect of social support has also been detected. This latter one is closely associated with the organization’s culture related to family-work life balance. The aim of the present study is to analyze the relationship between organizations’ work-family conciliation cultures and perception of work-family conflict in shift work. All participants are employees working in the public security sector and the results showed a significant relationship between employee’s perception of work-family conflict and shift work. Likewise, it seems that moderation effect of culture conciliation is not significant in our analysis.


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How to Cite

Pérez Rodríguez, V., Palací Descals, F., & Topa Cantisano, G. (2017). Family Friendly Corporate Culture and Work-Family Conflict among Employees with Shift Work. Acción Psicológica, 14(2), 193–210.



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