Boundary Management and Work-Nonwork Balance While Working from Home

Tammy D. Allen, Kelsey Merlo, Roxanne C. Lawrence, Jeremiah Slutsky, Cheryl E. Gray

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Abstract

Within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we investigate work-nonwork boundary management among workers who transitioned to remote work. Based on five waves of data and a sample of 155 remote workers, we find that the preference for segmentation was associated with greater work-nonwork balance. We also found that having a dedicated office space within the home and fewer household members was associated with greater work-nonwork balance. However, these variables did not moderate the relationship between segmentation preferences and work-nonwork balance as expected. We discuss implications for future research on boundary management processes and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-84
Number of pages25
JournalApplied Psychology
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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