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Aggressiveness and Perceived Marital Quality: The Moderating Role of Family-Supportive Work Climate.
Military Psychology
  • Stephen C. Messer, Nova Southeastern University
  • Oscar A. Cabrera
  • Paul D. Bliese
  • Charles W. Hoge
  • Carl A. Castro
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract

We examined the role of contextualized, group-level ratings of a family-supportive work climate on the link between individuals’ aggressiveness and marital quality in a sample of 1,604 married male active duty soldiers from brigades in the southeastern United States. Results of multilevel analyses showed that group-level ratings of a family-supportive work climate moderated the negative individual-level link between aggressiveness and marital quality. Findings suggest that the negative association between aggressiveness and perceived marital quality may be influenced by how well the organization fosters a climate that is supportive of married soldiers’ family responsibilities. Implications for work climate research and organizational policy in the military are discussed.

DOI
10.1080/08995600903417159
Citation Information
Stephen C. Messer, Oscar A. Cabrera, Paul D. Bliese, Charles W. Hoge, et al.. "Aggressiveness and Perceived Marital Quality: The Moderating Role of Family-Supportive Work Climate." Military Psychology Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (2010) p. 57 - 67 ISSN: 0899-5605
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen-messer/30/