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ERIC Number: EJ792654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
The Importance of Construct Breadth when Examining Interrole Conflict
Huffman, Ann H.; Youngcourt, Satoris S.; Payne, Stephanie C.; Castro, Carl A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v68 n3 p515-530 2008
Research examining the influence of nonwork issues on work-related outcomes has flourished. Often, however, the breadth of the interrole conflict construct varies widely between studies. To determine if the breadth of the interrole conflict measure makes a difference, the current study compares the criterion-related validity of scores yielded by a work-nonwork conflict scale and those yielded by a work-family conflict scale using active-duty U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Germany and Italy with spouses and/or children and without spouses or children. Results demonstrated that the two constructs are related but distinct. In addition, work-family conflict had a stronger relationship with job satisfaction and turnover intentions for employees with a spouse and/or children than for single, childless employees, whereas work-nonwork conflict had a stronger relationship with these outcomes for single, childless employees than for employees with a spouse and/or children. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Italy