The investigators are part of a collaborative team—the Work, Family, and Health Network (WFHN)—that is engaged in a large workplace intervention study designed to promote employees’ experiences of control over their time at work, promote supervisor support for work and family balance, and change the workplace culture to focus on the results of the work that matter most for business. This grant supports an in-depth add-on study of how the workplace intervention affects family processes and resources (e.g., parent well-being, parent-child relationships, children’s daily routines) and in turn, the physical and psychological health of youth. The larger intervention study will take place in 60 workplaces of 2 companies, a high-tech firm and a long-term care company. Workers at these two companies are of varying ethnicities and social backgrounds. The add-on study targets a sub-sample of 400 families that have children between 10 and 17 years of age. Parents and youth will be interviewed and surveyed, biomarkers of physical health will be collected, and an eight-day diary study will be conducted on a subset of the sample.
The investigators are engaged in a large workplace intervention study designed to promote employees’ experiences of control over work time in the context of supervisor support. Parents’ and youth’s wellbeing and health will be monitored.