A model of work-family conflict and well-being among Malaysian working women

Sanaz Aazami, Syaqirah Akmal, Khadijah Shamsuddin

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BACKGROUND: Work and family are the two most important domains in a person's life. Lack of balance between work and family can lead to adverse consequences such as psychological distress; however, the effect of work-family conflict on psychological distress might be mediated by job and family dissatisfaction. OBJECTIVES: This study examines a model of the four dimensions of work-family conflict and their consequences on psychological distress. In particular, we test whether job and family satisfaction mediate the effect of the four dimensions of work-family conflict on psychological distress. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 567 Malaysian women who are working in the public services. RESULTS: Structural Equation Modeling confirmed the mediating role of family satisfaction in the effect of strain-based work interference into family and time-based family interference into work on psychological distress. In addition, our results revealed a significant path that links job to family satisfaction. Moreover, time-based work interference into family and strain-based family interference intowork significantly and negatively affect job satisfaction, which in turn influence family satisfaction and eventually affect psychological distress. CONCLUSION: The results of our study show that organizations need to develop and adapt family friendly policies to mitigate level of employees' work-family conflict.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-695
Number of pages9
JournalWork
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2015

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Working Women
Psychology
Job Satisfaction
Conflict (Psychology)
Family Planning Policy

Keywords

  • family satisfaction
  • Job satisfaction
  • psychological distress
  • structured equation modeling

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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A model of work-family conflict and well-being among Malaysian working women. / Aazami, Sanaz; Akmal, Syaqirah; Shamsuddin, Khadijah.

In: Work, Vol. 52, No. 3, 03.08.2015, p. 687-695.

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Aazami, Sanaz ; Akmal, Syaqirah ; Shamsuddin, Khadijah. / A model of work-family conflict and well-being among Malaysian working women. In: Work. 2015 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 687-695.
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