Match!

A theory of work-family conflict episode processing

Published on Dec 1, 2019in Journal of Vocational Behavior3.39
· DOI :10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103331
Carl P. Maertz19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Louisville),
Scott L. Boyar12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham),
Patrick W. Maloney5
Estimated H-index: 5
(SLU: Saint Louis University)
View in Source
Abstract
Abstract To clarify how work and non-work role conflicts are processed and produce psychological change, we propose an integrative theory of work-family conflict (WFC) episode processing. We clarify ambiguities around the meaning of WFC, overcome questionable research assumptions, make testable counter-normative predictions, reconcile “levels” and “episodes” WFC conceptions, and explain how WFC can even have a net positive effect for the person. In the model, a trigger event causes a perceived WF role incompatibility and a negative change in core affect, prompting either a scripted response or controlled sensemaking. In the latter, cognitive appraisals and secondary affect ensue, causing a choice of a coping/resolution response. Responses are reinforced/punished, and possibly, consciously evaluated. Episodes end with the potential storage of outputs in long-term memory. State inputs to an episode condition processing and memory storage. Stored episode outputs can thereafter become inputs to future episodes and/or cause longer-term change in role performance, satisfaction, and well-being. After describing these processes, we suggest new directions for WFC research and practice.
  • References (176)
  • Citations (0)
References176
Newest
#1Cheryl L. Adkins (Longwood University)H-Index: 14
#2Sonya F. Premeaux (UALR: University of Arkansas at Little Rock)H-Index: 7
2 CitationsSource
2 CitationsSource
#1Andreas Hirschi (University of Bern)H-Index: 26
#2Kristen M. Shockley (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 18
Last.Hannes Zacher (Leipzig University)H-Index: 32
view all 3 authors...
9 CitationsSource
#1Wayne S. Crawford (UTA: University of Texas at Arlington)H-Index: 4
#2Merideth J. Thompson (USU: Utah State University)H-Index: 2
Last.Blake E. AshforthH-Index: 58
view all 3 authors...
2 CitationsSource
#1Johnna Capitano (WCUPA: West Chester University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 3
#2Marco S. DiRenzo (NPS: Naval Postgraduate School)H-Index: 9
Last.Jeffrey H. Greenhaus (Drexel University)H-Index: 51
view all 4 authors...
6 CitationsSource
#1Andrew W. Neal (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 11
#2Timothy Ballard (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 6
Last.Jeffrey B. Vancouver (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 23
view all 3 authors...
20 CitationsSource
#1Dean A. Shepherd (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 72
#2Roy Suddaby (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 33
38 CitationsSource
#1Brandon W. Smit (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 3
#2Patrick W. Maloney (SLU: Saint Louis University)H-Index: 5
Last.Tamara Montag-Smit (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 2
view all 4 authors...
10 CitationsSource
#1Carl P. MaertzH-Index: 19
#2Riki TakeuchiH-Index: 28
Last.Jieying ChenH-Index: 2
view all 3 authors...
6 CitationsSource
#1Kelly Schwind Wilson (Purdue University)H-Index: 6
#2Heidi M. Baumann (Bradley University)H-Index: 3
13 CitationsSource
Cited By0
Newest