Relationships between bidirectional work-family interactions and psychological well-being : a three-wave cross-lagged study in China

Xichao ZHANG, Oi Ling SIU, Jing HU, Weiwei ZHANG

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Abstract

This study investigated the direct, reversed, and reciprocal relationships between bidirectional work-family conflict/work-family facilitation and psychological well-being (PWB). We administered a three-wave questionnaire survey to 260 married Chinese employees using a time lag of one month. Cross-lagged structural equation modeling analysis was conducted and demonstrated that the direct model was better than the reversed causal or the reciprocal model. Specifically, work-to-family conflict at Time 1 negatively predicted PWB at Time 2, and work-to-family conflict at Time 2 negatively predicted PWB at Time 3; further, work-to-family facilitation at Time 1 positively predicted PWB at Time 2. In addition, family-to-work facilitation at Time 1 positively predicted PWB at Time 2, and family-to-work conflict at Time 2 negatively predicted PWB at Time 3.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personnel Psychology
Volume13
Issue number2
Early online date8 May 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • work-family conflict
  • work-family facilitation
  • psychological well-being
  • cross-lagged study
  • China

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