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The contribution of job strain, social support and working hours in explaining work-family conflict

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Ataus Samad, Peter Reaburn, Vitale Di Milia
There is some debate whether job strain or working hours is more prominent in explaining work–family conflict. We tested a multi-group structural equation model and the results suggested the model was equally applicable to academic and administrative staff employed at an Australian regional university. After controlling for demographic and work-related factors the main predictors of work–family conflict were: job strain, total work hours, job satisfaction, employment as an academic and having dependent children. Social support was negatively related with work–family conflict but the association was not significant. Despite greater job control, academics reported greater job strain and work hours. The results suggest that strategies aimed at decreasing job strain and work hours may reduce the extent of work–family conflict.

History

Volume

53

Issue

3

Start Page

281

End Page

295

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

1744-7941

ISSN

1038-4111

Location

UK

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Business and Law (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Asia Pacific journal of human resources.