The home as a workplace: Work–family interaction and psychological well-being in telework

Peter Standen, Kevin Daniels, David Lamond

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Home-based telework is a growing phenomenon with great potential to affect employees' psychological well-being. Although prior studies show both positive and negative effects on work–family interaction, conclusions are limited by the way telework, well-being, and work–family interaction have been modeled. The authors present a conceptual framework that describes telework as a multidimensional phenomenon and separates the effects of the home environment from those of distance from the organization. Propositions concerning work–family interaction are developed from P. Warr's (1987) model of the environmental antecedents of well-being, prior telework studies, and the work–family literature. Spillover between work and nonwork domains of well-being is discussed, and suggestions for future research on this complex issue are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-381
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999


  • Family relations
  • Humans
  • Job satisfaction
  • Models
  • Psychological
  • Quality of Life
  • Self concept
  • Telecommunications
  • Workplace

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