Antecedents and outcomes of work-family conflict among administrative, managerial and professional staff in Hong Kong

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Antecedents and outcomes of work-family conflict among administrative, managerial and professional staff in Hong Kong

 

Author: Kam, Wai-chun
Title: Antecedents and outcomes of work-family conflict among administrative, managerial and professional staff in Hong Kong
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1998
Subject: Work and family -- China -- Hong Kong
Dual-career families -- China -- Hong Kong
Executives -- China -- Hong Kong
Professional employees -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: vi, 80 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1446581
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/1460
Abstract: The main objectives of the study are to examine the impact of eight antecedent sets of work and family domain variables on work-family conflict and the impact of work-family conflict on job satisfaction, family satisfaction and life satisfaction. Data were obtained through questionnaires from a sample of 144 full-time and married administrative, managerial and professional staff in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The results of the study indicate that job stressors, job involvement, family stressors, like number of children, age of youngest child, number of hours worked by spouse, occupational commitment of spouse, lack of support from spouse and family involvement explained 26% of the variance in work-family conflict. Among the eight antecedents of work-family conflict in the study, job stressors, job involvement and lack of support from spouse were positively correlated with work-family conflict and they were significant predictors of work-family conflict. Among the three significant predictors of work-family conflict, job stressors emerged as the most prominent predictor of work-family conflict. Significant negative correlation was found between work-family conflict, job satisfaction and life satisfaction. Job satisfaction, family satisfaction and work-family conflict explained 61% of variance in life satisfaction. Moreover, job satisfaction was found to be a stronger predictor of life satisfaction than work-family conflict or family satisfaction.

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