Role resources and work-family enrichment : the role of work engagement

Oi-ling SIU, Jia-fang LU, Paula BROUGH, Chang-qin LU, Arnold B. BAKKER, Thomas KALLIATH, Michael O'DRISCOLL, David R. PHILLIPS, Wei-qing CHEN, Danny LO, Cindy SIT, Kan SHI

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Abstract

This article proposes a theoretical model of work-family enrichment and tests the mediating role of work engagement. The inclusion of work engagement extends prior research on work-family interface, and allows for examination of the effects of role resources (job resources, family support) on work-family enrichment. A two-wave survey was conducted among a matched sample of 786 employees in China. The model was tested with structural equation modeling techniques. The results showed that work engagement was the most proximal predictor of work-family enrichment. Work engagement fully mediated the relationship between family-friendly organizational policies and work-family enrichment, and also between job autonomy and family-work enrichment. Further, work engagement partially mediated the relationships between two job resources (supervisor support, job autonomy) and work-family enrichment, and also between family support and family-work enrichment. No difference was found in gender and marital status in the proposed model. Implications for future research and practices are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-480
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

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SIU, Oi-ling ; LU, Jia-fang ; BROUGH, Paula ; LU, Chang-qin ; BAKKER, Arnold B. ; KALLIATH, Thomas ; O'DRISCOLL, Michael ; PHILLIPS, David R. ; CHEN, Wei-qing ; LO, Danny ; SIT, Cindy ; SHI, Kan. / Role resources and work-family enrichment : the role of work engagement. In: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 2010 ; Vol. 77, No. 3. pp. 470-480.
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Role resources and work-family enrichment : the role of work engagement. / SIU, Oi-ling; LU, Jia-fang; BROUGH, Paula; LU, Chang-qin; BAKKER, Arnold B.; KALLIATH, Thomas; O'DRISCOLL, Michael; PHILLIPS, David R.; CHEN, Wei-qing; LO, Danny; SIT, Cindy; SHI, Kan.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 77, No. 3, 01.12.2010, p. 470-480.

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