Title

Pay Satisfaction and Work-Family Conflict Across Time

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2013

Abstract

On the basis of justice and exchange theories, the authors propose that employees offset their levels of work–family conflict (WFC) with their levels of pay satisfaction. Results based on two waves of data indicate that pay satisfaction has a negative relationship with WFC after controlling for actual pay and other work-related and family-related variables. Analysis of pay satisfaction dimensions reveals that satisfaction with benefits and pay structure are negatively related to WFC, whereas satisfaction with pay level and pay raise are not. Number of dependents and level of education moderate the relationship between pay satisfaction and WFC; specifically, having more dependents and higher education attenuates the relationship between pay satisfaction and WFC.

Keywords

pay satisfaction, work-family conflict, job inputs

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Organizational Behavior

Volume

34

Issue

5

First Page

698

Last Page

713

ISSN

1099-1379

Identifier

10.1002/job.1832

Publisher

Wiley