Context-specific stressors, work-related social support and work-family conflict : a mediation study

Teo, Stephen, Newton, Cameron J., & Soewanto, Karina (2013) Context-specific stressors, work-related social support and work-family conflict : a mediation study. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 38(1), pp. 14-26.

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Abstract

Understanding the antecedents of work-family conflict is important as it allows organisations to effectively engage in work design for professional employees. This study examines the impact of sources of social support as antecedents of work-family conflict. The hypotheses were tests using Partial Least Squares modelling on a sample of 366 professional employees. The path model showed that context-specific stressors impacted positively on job demand, which led to higher levels of work-family conflict. Contrary to our expectation, non-work related social support did not have any statistical relationship with job demand and work-family conflict. In addition, individuals experiencing high job demands were found to obtain more social support from both work and non-work-related sources. Individuals with more work-related social support were less likely to have less work-family conflict. Surprisingly, non-work social support sources had no statistically significant relationship with work-family conflict.

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ID Code: 67923
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Context-specific Stressors, Work-related Social Support , Work-Family Conflict
ISSN: 1176-4716
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2014 00:55
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2014 00:02

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