WorkFamily Boundary Dynamics

Tammy D. Allen, Eunae Cho, Laurenz L. Meier

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Theory, constructs, and research with regard to individual workfamily boundary management dynamics are reviewed with the goal of promoting a greater understanding and integration of the existing literature. The article begins by noting trends that have contributed to interest in the topic, and then outlines major theoretical perspectives on boundary management and boundary characteristics, integration/segmentation, and associated constructs. It next notes limitations of existing research and concludes with recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalAnnual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Border theory
  • Boundary management
  • Boundary theory
  • Flexibility
  • Workfamily conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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