The moderating role of rational beliefs in tackling the negative impact of work–home interface on self-rated job performance via a motivation path.

Oi-ling SIU, Haobi WANG, Ting Kin NG, Nuoxun LIN

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Abstract

This study aims to introduce rational beliefs as a potentially relevant personal resource in the job demands–resources (JD-R) model to understand the underlying mechanism to reduce the job demand of work–home interface on self-rated job performance. Extending the JD-R model, this study explores the interaction effect of work–home interface and rational beliefs on self-rated job performance through the motivation process. A sample of 257 Chinese employees (58.4% females) filled in the questionnaire twice at a 6-week interval. Results of the moderated mediation model show that Time 1 (T1) rational beliefs moderated the mediating effect of Time 2 (T2) work engagement in the relationship between T1 work–home interface and T2 self-rated job performance. Specifically, when T1 rational beliefs were low, T1 work–home interface negatively predicted T2 self-rated job performance through lower T2 work engagement; when T1 rational beliefs were high, the conditional indirect effect was nonsignificant. Thus, intervention targeted to improve rational beliefs might benefit employees’ performance in organizational settings.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • work-home interface
  • rational beliefs
  • work engagement
  • job performance

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