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ERIC Number: EJ811099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
A Longitudinal Panel Study on Antecedents and Outcomes of Work-Home Interference
Steinmetz, Holger; Frese, Michael; Schmidt, Peter
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n2 p231-241 Oct 2008
Theoretical models of the antecedents and outcomes of work-home interference (WHI) suggest that work characteristics (e.g., job stressors, working hours) increase the probability that an individual experiences work-home interference. Since work-home interference is considered as a role stressor, these experiences should be detrimental for long-term well-being. In this 2-wave panel study, the authors compared this suggested pathway with competing models that propose reverse causation and reciprocal effects in a sample of 365 employees (N at T2 = 130) from the German workforce using structural equation modeling. In particular, a model with two proposed antecedents (job stressors, working hours) of WHI and two proposed consequences (depression, turnover motivation) was analyzed in alternative configurations. The results support a cyclical model with a job stressors [right arrow] depression [right arrow] WHI [right arrow] job stressors pathway. Furthermore, working hours affected WHI, and turnover motivation emerged as an outcome of WHI. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany