Testing a model of work-family enrichment: The effects of social resources and affect

Oi Ling SIU, Jiafang LU, Chang-qin LU, Paula BROUGH, Thomas KALLIATH, Michael O'DRISCOLL, Arnold B. BAKKER, Carolyn TIMMS, Haijiang WANG

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Abstract

Based on Greenhaus and Powell's (2006) theory of work-family enrichment and the job demands-resources (JD-R) model, this article proposes a model outlining the differential impact of specific social resources (supervisor support and family support) on specific types of affect (job satisfaction and family satisfaction respectively), which, in turn, influences work-to-family enrichment and family-to-work enrichment, respectively. A sample of 287 Chinese workers completed questionnaires in a three-wave longitudinal survey. The model was tested with structural equation modeling techniques. The results showed that job satisfaction at Time 2 partially mediated the relationship between Time 1 supervisor support and Time 3 work-to-family enrichment; whereas family satisfaction at Time 2 partially mediated the relationship between Time 1 family support and Time 3 family-to-work enrichment. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Siu, O. L., Lu, J., Lu, C.-g., Brough, P., Kalliath, T., O'Driscoll, M., et al. (2011, August). Testing a model of work-family enrichment: The effects of social resources and affect. Paper presented at Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting: West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, San Antonio, USA.