Title

Pay satisfaction and work-family conflict across time

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

8-2010

Abstract

The article examines the relationship between pay satisfaction and work-family conflict (WFC), which is shown to be moderated by the number of dependents and educational attainment. Changes in global pay satisfaction were found to be negatively related to a change in WFC. It is suggested that if employees are dissatisfied with their pay, it indicates they are experiencing inequity on account of the perceived discrepancy between what they feel they should be receiving and what they are actually paid. By drawing on spillover theory, it is also suggested that feelings of pay dissatisfaction will likely transfer to the family domain and increase perceptions of higher WFC.

Keywords

Job satisfaction, wages, work and family, education attainment, employee attitudes, quality of work life

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Academy of Management Proceedings: 2010 AOM, Montreal, Canada, August 6-10

Identifier

10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54500862

Publisher

Academy of Management

City or Country

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54500862