Work-family conflict related to managers in Romania. A correlational study

Horia Dumitru Pitariu, Paul E. Spector, Steven Poelmans, Michael P. O'Driscol, Cary L. Cooper, Tammy D. Allen, Laurent M. Lapierre, Juan I. Sanchez, Adrian H. Pitariu


A model of the relationship between work-family and family-work conflict that incorporated variables from work and family demands, organizational and family resources, and some strain variables was tested. This model related bidirectional work-family conflict, work and family demands, resources, and strains. Data came from 327 managers. Results suggested that work-family and family-work conflict is associated with superviser's relationship and organizational constraints. Family requirements are involved in job conflicts. Work load is not considered a stressor and not a conflict producer; it is involved only in some psycho-somatics reactions. Generally speaking, job conflicts are related to job satisfaction, family satisfaction and life satisfaction. All these kinds of satisfation mediated intention to quit. Meanwhile, job conflicts did not generate intention to quit, but are involved in psycho-somatic reactions. We explain many of these conclusions through social-economic transition period in which Romanian society is.


occupational stress; resources; support; work-family conflict; Romanian managers


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