Title: Revision of work-family balance scale in the context of localisation in China

Authors: Bo Lin; Zhen Xu

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Dalian University, China ' School of Economics and Management, Dalian University, China

Abstract: This paper sorts out the research status of work-family balance at home and abroad, and finds that the theory and evidence of work-family balance in China's localisation context can be further expanded. According to behavioural science theory, on the basis of literature research and business interviews, an initial entry of the scale is formed. Then, a scale of 16 items in four dimensions was obtained through the way of exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and reliability test. The empirical research results show that the work-family balance scale in the Chinese context revised in this paper has good reliability and validity, and they can clearly reflect the Chinese culture and realistic situation with Chinese characteristics. These can provide more measuring tools for the research of work-family balance in China. It also provides a good tool for dealing with environmental and social factors in production and operations management.

Keywords: work-family balance; Chinese cultural influence; Chinese reality; operations management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMOM.2020.108895

International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management, 2020 Vol.8 No.1, pp.63 - 74

Received: 29 Jun 2019
Accepted: 11 Jan 2020

Published online: 05 Aug 2020 *

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