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ERIC Number: EJ1082699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
Explaining the Links between Workload, Distress, and Work-Family Conflict among School Employees: Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Fatigue
Ilies, Remus; Huth, Megan; Ryan, Ann Marie; Dimotakis, Nikolaos
Journal of Educational Psychology, v107 n4 p1136-1149 Nov 2015
This study examined the intraindividual relationships among workload and affective distress; cognitive, physical, and emotional fatigue; and work-family conflict among school employees. Using a repeated-measure, within-person research design, the authors found that work demands and affective distress, as well as cognitive, emotional, and physical fatigue, were associated with experienced work-family conflict. However, the effects of work demands and affective distress on work-family conflict were mediated mostly by participant reports of emotional fatigue when the three types of fatigue were considered together. Importantly, emotional fatigue was associated with both self-reported and spouse-reported work-family conflict. Overall, the results support a resource depletion framework for how workload and job distress in an educational setting can affect work-family conflict.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory
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