Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

3-2014

Abstract

This study extends the stress literature by exploring the relationship between family incivility and job performance. We examine whether psychological distress mediates the link between family incivility and job performance. We also investigate how core self-evaluation might moderate this mediated relationship. Data from a 2-wave study indicate that psychological distress mediates the relationship between family incivility and job performance. In addition, core self-evaluation moderates the relationship between family incivility and psychological distress but not the relationship between psychological distress and job performance. The results hold while controlling for general job stress, family-to-work conflict, and work-to-family conflict. The findings suggest that family incivility is linked to poor performance at work, and psychological distress and core self-evaluation are key mechanisms in the relationship.

Keywords

core self-evaluation, incivility, performance, psychological well-being, work-family conflict

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

99

Issue

2

First Page

351

Last Page

359

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/a0034486

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0034486

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