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Hotel work-family support policies and employees' needs, concerns and Challenges—The Case of Working Mothers’ maternity leave experience

Ma, Emily, Wu, Laurie, Yang, Wan and Xu, Shi (Tracy) (2021) Hotel work-family support policies and employees' needs, concerns and Challenges—The Case of Working Mothers’ maternity leave experience Tourism Management, 83, 104216.

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Abstract

Based on in-depth interviews conducted with working mothers in the U.S. hotels' industry, the current research developed a process model depicting working mothers’ maternity leave and transition experiences under the current framework of maternity leave and other family and work support policies. Drawing on prior theories and interview findings, our research elucidates the process of how female hospitality professionals cope with challenges and strive to navigate post-maternity life while re-adapting to their professional roles and work-life balance. The model developed from our interview findings brings to light the pivotal role maternity leave and other family support policies play in enabling or inhibiting hospitality working mothers to re-adapt during the post-maternity life stage. Based on such findings, we provide discussions on the theoretical and managerial implications as well as future research agendas related to this topic.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ma, Emily
Wu, Laurie
Yang, Wan
Xu, Shi (Tracy)s.xu@surrey.ac.uk
Date : April 2021
DOI : 10.1016/j.tourman.2020.104216
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Work-family support policies; Maternity leave; Needs; Challenges; Positive impacts; Desired changes
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 02 Oct 2020 10:50
Last Modified : 02 Oct 2020 10:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858632

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