Date of Graduation

Spring 2013

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Carol Shoptaugh

Keywords

eldercare, managerial perceptions, organizational initiatives, work-family conflict, family-work conflict, culture, empathy

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

This research examined managerial and organizational characteristics as predictors of perceptions of employees with eldercare. Ninety-three managers and supervisors completed an online questionnaire. Managerial attitudes regarding employees with eldercare responsibilities were neutral, indicating neither positive nor negative beliefs. The main effects of gender and empathy on managerial perceptions were significant, indicating males and managers with higher levels of empathy report more positive feelings toward employees with eldercare responsibilities. The predictions that organizational culture would moderate the relationship between gender and managerial perceptions, and empathy and managerial perceptions were not supported.

Copyright

© Nicole Rae Brocaille

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