It has been demonstrated that work-family interface has both negative and positive sides on employee behavior. Yet little research has simultaneously considered the two sides of work-family interface on workplace safety. Based on the role theory and COR theory, the present study investigated the associations between work-family conflict, work-family enrichment and employee safety behaviour. Two-wave data from 233 employees in high risk industries were collected with a seven-month interval. As predicted, work-family conflict was related to more routine violation and less safety compliance via emotional exhaustion, which led to more injuries and accidents at work. Work-family enrichment was positively related to safety compliance throught work engagement, which contributed to less injuries at work. Taken together, these findings suggest that work-family conflict may harm whereas work-family enrichment may promote workplace safety. The present study has not only contributed to safety literature, but also provided practical implications for managing workplace safety.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Psychology
|Published - 22 Jul 2016
|31st International Congress of Psychology : Diversity in Harmony: Insights from Psychology - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 24 Jul 2016 → 29 Jul 2016