Stressors Job Involvement and Work-Family Conflicts: The Moderating Effects of Personality

  • 阮 氏桂安

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This study explores the mechanism underlying work-family conflicts which have been a recent concern in modern society Extending previous research this study distinguishes two types of stressors named challenge and hindrance stressors on work-family conflicts by testing the direct relationships and indirect relationship through the mediating effect of job involvement By considering individual differences this present research investigates the effects of personality traits including neuroticism and internal locus of control by testing their moderating roles in the relationship between two-dimensional stressors framework and job involvement To achieve the mentioned objectives a survey was conducted among 194 employees from 26 countries mostly in Asia As seen from the results the majority was supported Challenge and hindrance stressors were positively related to work-family conflicts Job involvement significantly mediated the relationship between challenge stressors and work-family conflicts as the hypothesis proposed Furthermore the findings showed that there was a positive relationship between challenge stressors and job involvement while the negative relationship between hindrance stressors and job involvement was not supported Surprisingly the moderating effects were not supported which were explained in the discussion part Based on the results and limitations recommendation and future research suggestions were also discussed
Date of Award2014 Jan 21
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHsi-An Shih (Supervisor)

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