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ERIC Number: EJ818508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Goal Conflict and Facilitation as Predictors of Work-Family Satisfaction and Engagement
Wiese, Bettina S.; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n3 p490-497 Dec 2008
In a study of working adults (N = 131; Mean age = 43.52 yrs; 62 males) in Germany and Finland, the mean level of goal facilitation was found to be significantly higher than that of goal interference. Hence, many individuals seem to be rather successful in constructing a personal goal system that is functional in terms of supportive links. As hypothesized, goal conflict and facilitation were associated with work-related outcomes, especially with work satisfaction. The associations with family-related outcomes were less pronounced when the focus was exclusively on either supportive or interfering goal relationships. However, when the intraindividual relation between goal conflict and goal support was taken into account, we found that the relative dominance of facilitation was clearly positively associated with both work-related and family-related indicators of positive functioning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Germany