Dr. Eunae Cho (曹銀愛)
02-2736-1661 Ext. 8613
博士 美國南佛羅里達大學 工業組織心理學（職業健康心理學 專門）（2013）
碩士 美國南佛羅里達大學 工業組織心理學（2010）
學士 韓國延世大學 心理學（2007）
The overarching theme of my research program is "Health and Wellbeing among Employees and Their Family," with a particular focus on work-family issues. The objective of my research program is to better understand the complex ways that work interacts with nonwork domains and the effect of multiple role engagement on employee health and wellbeing. There are several streams of my research program.
1) Work-Family Issues in the Aging Population
The rapidly aging population calls for research that considers workers who encounter novel work-family challenges. Two target groups of my research are older workers and working caregivers of the elderly. Specifically, I have explored health consequences of psychosocial job stressors (e.g., work-family conflict, effort-reward imbalance) and potential intervention strategies (e.g., gardening) for older workers. For working caregivers of the elderly, I am currently conducting a study that examines antecedents and outcomes of daily work-family experiences.
2) Work-Family Issues from a Global Perspective
As national culture and societal characteristics are a fundamental force that affects individuals’ thoughts, attitudes, and behavior, it is important to adopt a global perspective in work-family research. First, I have explored differences in work-family experiences across the world by examining work-family issues in Confucian Asia (e.g., Singapore, South Korea). Second, as an active member of several on-going multi-country work-family research projects, I am collaborating with renowned researchers from all over the world. Lastly, I study specific populations that exemplify the impact of globalization on the work-family interface, such as transnational families (i.e., families whose members live in different countries, but who maintain close familial ties) or self-initiated expatriates (i.e., individuals who take personal initiative to work abroad, as opposed to be sent on an international assignment by an organization).
3) Consequences of Work-Family Experiences
Given the increasing number of workers who assume multiple roles outside the workplace (e.g., parent, spouse, student), it is critical to understand the positive as well as negative impact of such multiple role management. I have investigated various attitudinal and behavioral consequences of work-family experiences among working adults, such as parenting behavior, family dinner, job/family satisfaction, and overall subjective wellbeing. I have expanded the scope of this research by considering emerging adults (i.e., those in the life stage that transitions into adulthood, typically aged 18 to 25). Specifically, I explore role juggling experiences among working undergraduate students. In examining various consequences of multiple role engagement, I consider individual differences as moderating factors (e.g., personality, trait guilt, role boundary preference, calling orientation) to better understand the often-nuanced relationship between work-family experiences and health outcomes.
Cho, E., Chen, T-Y., & Janke, M. C. (in press). A 2-year longitudinal relationship between work-family conflict and health among older workers: Can gardening help? Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Cho, E., & Chen, T-Y. (in press). The bi-directional relationships between effort-reward imbalance and sleep problems among older workers. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
Cho, E. (2020). Examining boundaries to understand the impact of COVID-19 on vocational behaviors. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 119.
Cho, E., & Allen, T. D. (2019). The transnational family: A typology and implications for work-family balance. Human Resource Management Review, 29(1), 76-86.
Cho, E., & Chen, T-Y. (2018). The effects of work-family experiences on health among older workers. Psychology and Aging, 33(7), 993-1006.
Cho, E., & Choi, Y. (2018). A review of work and family research in Confucian Asia. In K. M. Shockley, W. Shen, & R. C. Johnson (Eds.) The Cambridge handbook of the global work-family interface (pp. 371-385). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Cho, E., & Ciancetta, L. (2016). Child outcomes associated with parent work-family experiences. In T. D. Allen & L. T. Eby (Eds.) The Oxford handbook of work and family (pp. 151-164). New York: Oxford University Press.