Title

Rhythms of Life: Antecedents and Outcomes of Work-Family Balance in Employed Parents

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

This study examined antecedents and outcomes of a fourfold taxonomy of work-family balance in terms of the direction of influence (work-family vs. family-work) and type of effect (conflict vs. facilitation). Respondents were full-time employed parents in India. Confirmatory factor analysis results provided evidence for the discriminant validity of M. R. Frone' s (2003) fourfold taxonomy of work-family balance. Results of moderated regression analysis revealed that different processes underlie the conflict and facilitation components. Furthermore, gender had only a limited moderating influence on the relationships between the antecedents and the components of work-family balance. Last, work-family facilitation was related to the work outcomes of job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Keywords

India, Job Satisfaction, Parent-Child Relations, Personality, Personnel Turnover, Quality of Life, Workload, work-family balance

Discipline

Family, Life Course, and Society | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Work, Economy and Organizations

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

90

Issue

1

First Page

132

Last Page

146

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/0021-9010.90.1.132

Publisher

American Psychological Association

City or Country

USA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.90.1.132