A Comparison of Student and Human Resource Professional Attitudes toward Work and Family Issues

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This article presents the results of a study designed to investigate and compare the perceptions of students and human resource professionals regarding specific work-family interface issues. The sample for the study is composed of 229 human resource professionals and 240 undergraduate and graduate business students. Results indicate significant differences between these groups, as well as gender differences in perceptions of such issues as employer and government support for child care, parental responsibility, work commitment, and the impact of children on achievement orientation.