Interrole conflict as a predictor of job satisfaction and propensity to leave : a study of professional accountants

Steven S. LUI, Hang Yue NGO, Wing Ngar, Anita TSANG

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Interrole conflict arises from incompatible role requirements between two or more work-related roles. This study examined its effect on job satisfaction and propensity to leave. Data were collected from a sample of 251 professional accountants employed in Hong Kong firms. Results from hierarchical regression analyses revealed that interrole conflict was associated with low job satisfaction and high propensity to leave. In addition, finds that professional commitment moderated the relationship between interrole conflict and propensity to leave. Research and managerial implications of these findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-484
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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