ERIC Number: EJ904322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Is Family-to-Work Interference Related to Co-Workers' Work Outcomes?
ten Brummelhuis, Lieke L.; Bakker, Arnold B.; Euwema, Martin C.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n3 p461-469 Dec 2010
Previous studies have convincingly shown that employees' family lives can affect their work outcomes. We investigate whether family-to-work interference (FWI) experienced by the employee also affects the work outcomes of a co-worker. We predict that the employee's FWI has an effect on the co-worker's outcomes through the crossover of positive and negative work attitudes. Using a sample of 1430 co-worker dyads, we found that the employee's FWI had a positive relationship with the co-worker's sickness absence through the crossover of feelings of burnout. Similarly, employee FWI was positively related to co-worker turnover intention through the crossover of (reduced) work engagement. The results show that family matters at work, affecting not only employee but also co-worker work outcomes. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Burnout, Family Work Relationship, Employees, Work Attitudes, Employee Absenteeism, Labor Turnover, Collegiality, Employee Attitudes, Work Environment
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