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Living the academic life: a model for work-family conflict

Living the academic life: a model for work-family conflict
Living the academic life: a model for work-family conflict
Background: Work-family conflict (WFC) is an inter-role conflict, which suggests that fulfilling expectations of family roles makes it difficult to satisfy expectations of work roles, and vice versa. Living an academic life includes balancing multiple work demands and family responsibilities, which may generate WFC for many faculty members. Researchers have emphasized the need for further studies of how faculty integrate work and family demands.

Objective: this study explores WFC among Iranian faculty. We examine relationships among work hours, time spent with family, work-interference with family (WIF), family-interference with work (FIW), and job satisfaction.

Methods: faculty members from 25 Iranian public universities completed a questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was used to test hypotheses in a single model.

Results: findings suggest a positive relationship between faculty weekly work hours and WIF, and between time spent with family and FIW. WIF correlated negatively with job satisfaction, and work hours correlated positively with job satisfaction. Time spent with family and FIW had no influence on job satisfaction, and spouse employment moderated the relationship between WIF and job satisfaction.

Conclusions: findings have implications for human resources and organizational development professionals seeking insight into how faculty members and other knowledge workers experience work-family interrelationships.
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Beigi, Mina
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Shirmohammadi, Melika
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Kim, Sehoon
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Beigi, Mina
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Shirmohammadi, Melika
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Kim, Sehoon
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Beigi, Mina, Shirmohammadi, Melika and Kim, Sehoon (2016) Living the academic life: a model for work-family conflict. Work, 53 (3), 459. (doi:10.3233/WOR-152173).

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Abstract

Background: Work-family conflict (WFC) is an inter-role conflict, which suggests that fulfilling expectations of family roles makes it difficult to satisfy expectations of work roles, and vice versa. Living an academic life includes balancing multiple work demands and family responsibilities, which may generate WFC for many faculty members. Researchers have emphasized the need for further studies of how faculty integrate work and family demands.

Objective: this study explores WFC among Iranian faculty. We examine relationships among work hours, time spent with family, work-interference with family (WIF), family-interference with work (FIW), and job satisfaction.

Methods: faculty members from 25 Iranian public universities completed a questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was used to test hypotheses in a single model.

Results: findings suggest a positive relationship between faculty weekly work hours and WIF, and between time spent with family and FIW. WIF correlated negatively with job satisfaction, and work hours correlated positively with job satisfaction. Time spent with family and FIW had no influence on job satisfaction, and spouse employment moderated the relationship between WIF and job satisfaction.

Conclusions: findings have implications for human resources and organizational development professionals seeking insight into how faculty members and other knowledge workers experience work-family interrelationships.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 October 2014
Published date: 14 March 2016

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413195
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Date deposited: 17 Aug 2017 16:30
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 19:32

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