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A three-wave study of antecedents of work-family enrichment : the roles of social resources and affect
Stress and Health
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Arnold B. BAKKER, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Paula BROUGH, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Changqin LU, Peking University, China
  • Haijiang WANG, Peking University, China
  • Thomas KALLIATH, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Michael O'DRISCOLL, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jiafang LU, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, Hong Kong
  • Carolyn TIMMS, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
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Journal article
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John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • family satisfaction,
  • family support,
  • job satisfaction,
  • supervisory support,
  • work–family enrichment

On the basis of conservation of resources theory (Hobfoll, 1989) and the resource-gain-development perspective (Wayne, Grzywacz, Carlson, & Kacmar, 2007), this paper examines the differential impact of specific social resources (supervisory support and family support) on specific types of affect (job satisfaction and family satisfaction, respectively), which, in turn, influence work-to-family enrichment and family-to-work enrichment, respectively. A sample of 276 Chinese workers completed questionnaires in a three-wave survey. The model was tested with structural equation modelling. Job satisfaction at time 2 partially mediated the relationship between time 1 supervisory support and time 3 work-to-family enrichment (capital), and the effect of supervisory support on work-to-family enrichment (affect) was fully mediated by job satisfaction. Family satisfaction at time 2 fully mediated the relationship between time 1 family support and time 3 family-to-work enrichment (affect, efficiency). Implications for theory, practice and future research are discussed.

Funding Information
This work has been supported by the RGC research grants in Lingnan University (Project Nos. DR07B7,DS08A4 and DR09A2). Portion of the paper was presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA, on 16 August, 2011. {DR07B7, DS08A4, DR09A2}
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Siu, O. L., Bakker, A. B., Brough, P., Lu, C., Wang, H., Kalliath, T,…Timms, C. (2013). A three-wave study of antecedents of work-family enrichment: The roles of social resources and affect. Stress and Health, 31(4), 306-314. doi: 10.1002/smi.2556