Role conflict and satisfaction in the work–family context: Age differences in the moderating effect of role commitment

Hiu Ching CHAN, Da JIANG, Helene H. FUNG

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Abstract

This study examined age differences in the buffering effects of role commitment on the associations between role conflicts and satisfaction from the within‐domain and cross‐domain perspectives. Eighty‐five working mothers participated in the study. Multiple regression analyses revealed that work conflicts were negatively associated with job satisfaction of younger employees but not older employees. Commitment to both work and family buffered against the negative association between family conflicts and family satisfaction for older employees but not younger employees. These findings highlight the importance of role commitment for working mothers across adulthood to cope with the demands in the work–family interface. Copyright © 2015 The Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
JournalPsyCh Journal
Volume4
Issue number1
Early online dateMar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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Chan, H. C., Jiang, D., & Fung, H. H. (2015). Role conflict and satisfaction in the work–family context: Age differences in the moderating effect of role commitment. PsyCh Journal, 4(1), 20-27. doi: 10.1002/pchj.89

Keywords

  • Age
  • Commitment
  • Role conflict
  • Role satisfaction