Reconsidering work-family interactions and satisfaction: a meta-analysis.
J Manage 2011 May; 37(3):861-886
Researchers studying work-family conflict, and to a lesser extent work-family enrichment, have often relied on Frone, Russell, and Cooper's domain specificity model to explain the relationships between bidirectional work-family interactions and family and job satisfaction. However, in more recent times, theorists have proposed an alternative model, the source attribution perspective, which predicts a different pattern of relationships. Using meta-analytic path analysis, the present study compared competing hypotheses to examine the relative merits of each theory for both positive and negative work-family interactions. The results universally supported the less popular source attribution perspective. The moderating role of gender in the pattern of relationships was also considered.
Job-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Worker-health; Worker-motivation; Behavior; Attitude; Families; Analytical-models; Psychological-factors; Models; Humans; Men; Women; Children;
Author Keywords: work-family conflict; enrichment; facilitation; job satisfaction; domain specificity
Kristen M. Shockley, Baruch College-City University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, Box 8-215, New York, NY 10010, USA
Journal of Management
Sunshine Education Research Center, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612-3805