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ERIC Number: EJ890945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Beyond Conflict: Functional Facets of the Work-Family Interplay
Wiese, Bettina S.; Seiger, Christine P.; Schmid, Christian M.; Freund, Alexandra M.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n1 p104-117 Aug 2010
The present paper deals with three positive facets of the work-family interplay, i.e., transfer of competencies, transfer of positive mood, and cross-domain compensation. The latter refers to the experience that engagement in one domain helps dealing with failures in the other domain. In two correlational studies (N[subscript 1] = 107 working mothers, N[subscript 2] = 146 working men and women), cross-domain compensation predicted domain-specific well-being even when we controlled for work-family conflicts and the two other positive facets (viz., transfer of competencies and positive mood). In an additional experiment (N[subscript 3] = 63 working men and women), which exclusively focused on compensation, participants were asked to remember a job-related failure. Then they were instructed to think about a positive job-related experience (i.e., "intradomain" compensation) or family-related experience (i.e., "cross-domain" compensation). Compared to a control group, both experimental groups showed faster emotional recovery, with "cross-domain" compensation being a slightly more effective strategy at the beginning of that recovery. (Contains 2 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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