A Dyadic Model of the Work-Family Interface: A Study of Dual-Earner Couples in China
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AbstractThis study adopted a spillover-crossover model to examine the roles of personality and perceived social support as antecedents of the work family interface among dual-earner couples in China. Married couples (N = 306) from 2 major cities in China (Shanghai and Jinan) completed questionnaires measuring a relationship-oriented personality trait (i.e., family orientation), perceived family and work support, and work family conflict and enhancement. The results showed that family orientation and perceived family support was positively associated with family-to-work enhancement and negatively associated with family-to-work conflict for both husbands and wives. Perceived work support was positively associated with family-to-work enhancement for wives and negatively associated with work-to-family conflict for husbands. Similarities in family orientation between partners were positively correlated with the individual's family-to-work enhancement. This study also illustrated the crossover of the work family interface between dual-earner couples by using the actor partner interdependence model. The pattern of associations between personality trait and perceived social support varied by gender. Husbands' family orientation was negatively correlated with work-to-family enhancement experienced by wives, and husbands' perceived work support was positively correlated with work-to-family enhancement experienced by wives. Wives' perceived work support was positively correlated with family-to-work conflict experienced by husbands.
All Author(s) ListHo MY, Chen XF, Cheung FM, Liu HM, Worthington EL
Journal nameJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
Year2013
Month1
Day1
Volume Number18
Issue Number1
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Pages53 - 63
ISSN1076-8998
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsactor-partner interdependence model; dual-earner couples; work-family conflict; work-family enhancement
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychology; Psychology, Applied; PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SSCI

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