Title

Perceptions of Work-Life Balance Among Military Law Enforcement Personnel and Their Spouses

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2009

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which military law enforcement agents and their spouses shared similar perceptions of work-life conflict and organizational support. One hundred seventy Special Agents in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and their spouses participated in the study. Survey results revealed that Agents and spouses shared very similar views regarding the Agents’ work-life conflict and organizational support. Agents had slightly more positive views of supervisory support than their spouses did. Agents perceived somewhat more work-to-family conflict, and considerably more family-to-work conflict than their spouses thought they did. Both Agents and their spouses perceived greater support for work-life balance from immediate supervisors than from the organization as a whole. Implications for managing work-life conflict are discussed.

Publication Title

Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

DOI

10.1007/s11896-009-9046-y