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IT's about time: The impact of fluctating work hours on the work-life balance of project-based construction workers

H Lingard, V Francis, M Turner

Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2010 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference | Published : 2010


A diary data collection method was used to collect data from project-based construction workers in a large civil engineering construction project in Melbourne, Australia. Data capturing the number of hours worked and satisfaction with work-life balance were collected for 21 consecutive weeks. A strong correlation was found between hours worked each week and participants' work-life experiences. Weekly work hours were found to be significantly negatively correlated with satisfaction with work-life balance. Work intensification leading up to a major project milestone coincided with a dramatic reduction in participants' satisfaction with work-life balance, suggesting that project events have a s..

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