Negative affectivity, role stress, and work-family conflict

Albena Z. Stoeva, Randy K CHIU, Jeffrey H. Greenhaus*

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

    170 Citations (Scopus)


    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Education
    • Applied Psychology
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Life-span and Life-course Studies

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Family stress
    • Job-stress
    • Negative affectivity
    • Work-family conflict


    Dive into the research topics of 'Negative affectivity, role stress, and work-family conflict'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this