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Relationships between bidirectional work-family interactions and psychological well-being : a three-wave cross-lagged study in China
Journal of Personnel Psychology
  • Xichao ZHANG, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Jing HU, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Weiwei ZHANG, Beijing Normal University, China
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Keywords
  • work-family conflict,
  • work-family facilitation,
  • psychological well-being,
  • cross-lagged study,
  • China
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.
DOI
10.1027/1866-5888/a000107
E-ISSN
21905150
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Zhang, X.-C., Siu, O. L., Hu, J., & Zhang, W. (2014). Relationships between bidirectional work-family interactions and psychological well-being: A three-wave cross-lagged study in China. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 13(2), 87-96. doi: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000107