Family-to-work interface and workplace injuries: The mediating roles of burnout, work engagement and safety violations

Oi Ling SIU*, Ting Kin NG

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Past research has primarily investigated the role of the negative side (family-to-work con-flict; FWC) of the family-to-work interface in workplace safety outcomes and neglected the positive side (family-to-work enrichment; FWE). Moreover, the mechanism underlying the relation between the family-to-work interface and workplace safety has not been well studied. From the perspectives of the job demands-resources model as well as conservation of resources theory, this study endeav-ors to extend the current literature on workplace safety by evaluating the mediating roles of burn-out, work engagement, and safety violations in the associations of FWC and FWE with workplace injuries. Two-wave longitudinal survey data were obtained from 233 Chinese employees in two high-risk industries (nursing and railways). The hypothesized longitudinal mediation model was analyzed with the structural equation modeling technique. It was revealed that the association of FWE with workplace injuries was mediated by work engagement and then safety violations. Burnout was found to mediate the association of FWC with workplace injuries. Safety violations were also found to mediate the association of FWC with workplace injuries. The present findings offer insights into the underlying mechanisms by which the family-to-work interface influences workplace injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11760
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: This research was supported by the General Research Fund from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Project No. 341713).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Family-to-work interface
  • Safety violations
  • Work engagement
  • Workplace injuries

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