Antecedents and outcomes of work-family conflict : toward a motivational model

Authors: Sénécal, Caroline; Vallerand, Robert J.; Guay, Frédéric
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to propose and test a model of work-family conflict based on Self-Determination Theory and the Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. The model posits that positive interpersonal factors both at work (i.e., one’s employer) and at home (e.g., one’s spouse) influence work and family motivation. Moreover, the model proposes that low levels of self-determined family and work motivation both contribute to family alienation, which in turn influences the experience of work-family conflict. Finally, work-family conflict leads to feelings of emotional exhaustion. Results from structural equation modeling supported the model. Although the model was supported for both men and women, some sex differences were uncovered at the mean level. Theoretical implications of the findings are discussed.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 February 2001
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Personality and social psychology bulletin, Vol. 27 (2), 176–186 (2001)
Alternative version: 10.1177/0146167201272004
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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