Role salience and support as moderators of demand/conflict relationships in China

Chang, Artemis, Chen, Shu-Chen, & Chi, Shu-Cheng Steve (2014) Role salience and support as moderators of demand/conflict relationships in China. European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, 23(6), pp. 859-874.

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of role demand on both work–family conflict and family–work conflict, and the moderating effects of role salience and support on these relationships. Based on 391 dual-career (managerial and blue-collar employees) couples from a Taiwanese company in China, the results of this survey study showed clear gender differences in the patterns of relationships observed. For men, the most important demands that negatively impacted on work–family conflict were frequency of overtime and frequency of socializing for work purposes (yingchou), and supervisory support buffered the negative impact of frequent overtime. For women however, strong supervisory support and low work role salience were more important for reducing work–family conflict, and there was no significant main effect found for any of the role demand factors. Furthermore, women with high work role salience were more likely to feel the impact of yingchou on work–family conflict. In the family domain, the most influential demand for men was hours spent on household tasks, but for women, it was the frequency of family-related leave. Interestingly, males reported higher family role salience than females and spouse support intensified rather than buffered the positive impact of hours spent on household tasks on family–work conflict for males.

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ID Code: 62835
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China, Role Salience, Supervisor Support, Spouse Support, Work-family Conflict
DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.821739
ISSN: 1359-432X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2013 05:36
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 05:17

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