Work-family conflict, family-supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB), and sleep outcomes

Tori L. Crain, Leslie B. Hammer, Todd Bodner, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Phyllis Moen, Richard Lilienthal, Orfeu M. Buxton

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Abstract

Although critical to health and well-being, relatively little research has been conducted in the organizational literature on linkages between the work-family interface and sleep. Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we use a sample of 623 information technology workers to examine the relationships between work-family conflict, family-supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB), and sleep quality and quantity. Validated wrist actigraphy methods were used to collect objective sleep quality and quantity data over a 1 week period of time, and survey methods were used to collect information on self-reported work-family conflict, FSSB, and sleep quality and quantity. Results demonstrated that the combination of predictors (i.e., work-to-family conflict, family-to-work conflict, FSSB) was significantly related to both objective and self-report measures of sleep quantity and quality. Future research should further examine the work-family interface to sleep link and make use of interventions targeting the work-family interface as a means for improving sleep health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-167
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Actigraphy
  • Conservation of resources theory
  • Family-supportive supervisor behaviors
  • Sleep
  • Work-family conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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