IJMB Journal – Abstracts
International Journal of Management and Business
IJMB Volume IV, Issue 1
Using the Job Demands-Resources Model to Study Work-Family Conflict in Women
Elizabeth F. Cabrera
Center for Consciousness and Transformation
George Mason University, firstname.lastname@example.org
The current study uses the Job Demands-Resources model to study work-family conflict. Data was collected using an online survey of 662 women working in diverse industries. Results support the existence of a dual process whereby job demands affect work-family conflict and job resources. Specifically, job control and supervisor support impact job satisfaction, affective commitment, and turnover intentions. Job resources were found to directly impact work-family conflict as well. Findings indicate that work-family conflict mediates the relationships between job demands and job satisfaction, affective commitment, and turnover intentions. In addition to its theoretical contribution, the study also provides practical guidance to organizations by showing that job control and supervisor support can be used to mitigate the negative effects of work-family conflict.
Keywords: work-family conflict, job demands-resources model, job satisfaction, affective commitment, turnover.