This study examined the mechanisms by which negative affectivity (NA) influences two directions of work-family conflict: work interference with family (W > F conflict) and family interference with work (F > W conflict). We found that NA indirectly affected W > F conflict through its effect on job stress and indirectly affected F > W conflict through its effect on family stress. In addition, the positive relationship between family stress and F > W conflict was stronger for high-NA individuals than for low-NA individuals. The implications of these findings were discussed and directions for future research were presented.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Life-span and Life-course Studies
- Family stress
- Negative affectivity
- Work-family conflict