The work-family interface: Integrating research and career counseling practice

Susan C. Whiston*, Rachel G. Cinamon

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This article addresses the work-family interface by reviewing research using Frone's () bidirectional model of work-family conflict and facilitation. The review demonstrates that work-family conflict is associated with various detrimental outcomes and that work-family facilitation is positively correlated with enhanced mental and physical well-being. After summarizing the research, the authors discuss recent models and perspectives from the field of vocational psychology, connect these models and perspectives to existing work-family literature, and propose theoretically based interventions for increasing facilitation and decreasing conflict.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-56
Number of pages13
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • career counseling
  • relational issues
  • work-family interface


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