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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kerryen_US
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLingard, Helenen_US
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Keithen_US
dc.contributor.authorLing, Sharineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:16:28Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:16:28Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-13T05:06:01Z
dc.identifier.issn11745398en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/11745398.2011.575046en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42469
dc.description.abstractFlexible work practices spreading work times across the entire week have reduced the time to engage in leisure activities and for some have compounded the problem of a lack of defined break between work weeks. This study examines time spent outside of the workplace through a multiple case study of working time and leisure in the construction industry. A framework of synchronous leisure is used to examine the interplay of work and non-work arrangements. The effects of changing work arrangements to deliver a longer break between working weeks and the consequent impact on leisure activities are analysed. Interviews and focus groups across four construction sites revealed that while leisure is important to relieve fatigue and overwork, a work schedule allowing a long break between working weeks, specifically on a weekend, enables workers to achieve synchronous time, particularly with family, and improves work-life balance satisfaction. It was found that a well-defined break across a weekend also offers the opportunity to synchronize schedules with others to spend time away on short breaks.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom43en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto59en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnnals of Leisure Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleLabouring for leisure? Achieving work-life balance through compressed working weeksen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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