The relationship between work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict: A longitudinal study

Yueng Hsiang Huang, Leslie B. Hammer, Margaret B. Neal, Nancy A. Perrin

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Abstract

The relationship between work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict was tested using a longitudinal research design with 234 dual-earner couples caring for both children and aging parents. Two waves of mailed survey data were collected. The mediating effects of role-related satisfaction were hypothesized to link these two forms of work-family conflict. The analytical steps for determining mediating effects followed suggestions by Baron and Kenny (1986). The results failed to show significant mediating effects of role-related satisfaction between the two forms of conflict over time for both husbands and wives, contrary to suggestions by Frone, Yardley, and Markel (1997). Instead, positive, direct relationships between the two types of work-family conflict were found. Limitations and implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-100
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

Keywords

  • Longitudinal research
  • Work-family conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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