Negative affectivity, role stress, and work-family conflict

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

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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


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