Self-employment is presented as enabling people to better balance their work and family roles but research on its effectiveness is equivocal. We collected survey data from 280 self- and organizationally-employed certified public accountants and conducted a multivariate analysis comparing positive spillover and conflict between the two groups.The self-employed reported less work-to-family conflict with no differences with respect to family-to-work conflict or positive spillovers. However, there were different patterns between male and female subsamples: self-employed males experienced less conflict and more positive spillover than male employees, whereas self-employed females had less of one form of conflict but more of the other.
Prottas, David J.
"Self vs. Organizational Employment: The Neglected Case of Positive Spillover,"
New England Journal of Entrepreneurship:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/neje/vol15/iss1/6