This study examines the relationship between work-family conflict, employment expectations, and length of stay in public accounting. Length of stay is modeled as a function of demographic factors and job characteristics associated with work-family balance, measured in terms of the extent to which the employees' expectations matched their actual employment experiences. Results indicated that gender, the presence of children in the household, flexible schedules, and the presence of mentors were related to length of stay in public accounting.
Padgett, Margaret Y.; Paulson Gjerde, Kathy; Hughes, Susan B.; and Born, Carolyn J., "The Relationship between Pre-Employment Expectations, Experiences, and the Length of Stay in Public Accounting" (2005). Scholarship and Professional Work - Business. Paper 72.