Title

No pain, no gain? A resource-based model of work-to-family enrichment and conflict.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Zheng Chen

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Date Issued

January 2012

Date Available

November 2013

ISSN

0001-8791

Abstract

Work-family scholars tend to work in two largely disconnected research streams, focusing on either work-family enrichment the positive side of the work-family interface or work-family conflict the negative side of this interface. The purpose of this study is to suggest a reconciliation of the two research streams by proposing and testing a resource-based model of work-to-family enrichment and conflict. Specifically, we propose that an individual's work role engagement has two independent outcomes, work role resource gain and loss, and they separately mediate the relationships between work role engagement and work-to-family enrichment and conflict. We further propose that two dimensions of regulatory focus, promotion focus and prevention focus, moderate the relationships between work role engagement and work role resource gain and loss respectively. Structural equation modeling results based on data from 1052 employees of Chinese firms offer general support for these notions.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81(1), 89-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2012.05.003 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Academic Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.