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Warehouse Workers Research Study

Welcome to our study!

Hello! Thank you for your interest in our study examining the impact of part-time shift work on individual, family, and child health and well-being.

This project is run by CSUSB’s Work.Family.Life Lab and is directed by Dr. Mark Agars. The lab is made up of graduate and undergraduate CSUSB students who live and work in the Inland Empire.

What does the Work.Family.Life Lab study?

We investigate an array of topics, but we especially focus on topics that directly impact the quality of life for the inhabitants of San Bernardino. We take pride in conducting research that directly impacts our San Bernardino community so that we can contribute and support our neighbors and friends in the Inland Empire.

What is the Warehouse Worker Project about?

For the current study, we would like to talk with you to better understand your experiences at work. Particularly, we would like to understand how work impacts your relationship with your family, as well as how it impacts you and your family’s physical and mental health.

Why is this study important?

The Work.Family.Life Lab at CSUSB recognizes the lack of understanding of the actual experiences of warehouse workers’ quality of life and family experiences. Being that the Inland Empire has one of the largest centralization of warehouses and warehouse workers in the country, outreach to warehouse workers is essential to understand the needs of the community.

This study is crucial to understand better how the warehouse industry in the Inland Empire and its workers are being impacted by existing policies and practices at warehouses across the county.

It is critical to understand our neighbors’ unique work experiences and concerns to better serve our community. Moreover, it allows us to better understand the status of existing work-life-like policies implemented by warehouses that could improve the quality of lives for our neighbors.

Additionally, we hope to connect warehouse workers in need with resources that the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino (CAPSBC) and the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC) provide.

What will the study consist of?

The study consists of 2 parts: an online survey and an hour-long interview.

The study will progress as follows:

  1. Participants Sign-Up for the study on the google form
  2. Participants will receive a confirmation email immediately after completing the google form
  3. The second email from the Work, Family, Life, Lab will be sent out containing 1. your Unique ID Code and 2. Survey Link
  4. Participants take a research survey.
  5. After the survey, participants are redirected to the interview sign up page
  6. Participants sign up for an interview slot on the google sheet using their Unique ID Code
  7. After signing up, participants will receive the third email that contains 1. their interview date/time and 2. the address for the interview site
  8. A reminder email is sent out the day before the interview
  9. Participants arrive at the interview site
  10. The interview begins
  11. After the interview ends, participants are issued $50.00 food gift cards

What will the survey consists of?

The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and can be done on your own time. It will ask you questions on how your work life balance impacts you and your families’ social, emotional, and physical/mental health. Additionally, it will ask you questions about various aspects of your job, including your stress level, existing work-life balance policies, and schedule flexibility.

Where is the in-person interview?

The interview will occur in person in San Bernardino at the Community Action Partnership building near the airport. The address is 696 South Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408.

The interview will take about 1 hour and will be recorded using an audio recorder.

During the interview, we will ask you questions like, “Balancing work and family can be difficult. What impacts has your work had on your family?”

Will I be compensated for my time?

You will be compensated for your time with a $50.00 food gift card.

I am interested! How do I sign up?

The first step is to sign up for our study. Please sign up here:

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about the lab or the study, please email us at:

Thank you for your interest in our study! We look forward to getting to know you.