Influence of mediating variables onto interdependence between perceived difficulties in balancing work and family life and job satisfaction

Agnieszka Maria Springer


The main purpose of this paper is to assess the influence of mediating variables in the process of perceived work-family conflict onto job satisfaction. The study in question was conducted on the sample of 533 working people, 126 of whom stated that they had a significant problem with balancing work and family life (high WFC) and 269 of whom stated that this problem did not concern them (low WFC). Simultaneously, 136 respondents stated they often brought work problems home (PWtoF) and 278 claimed they did not do that (NPWtoF). The obtained results indicate that the key variables that moderate the influence of the perceived conflict onto job satisfaction are: one's professional position and the subjective work value. In the case of people in managerial and independent positions the perceived work-family conflict does not make job satisfaction decrease. Similar reactions were observed in the case of people for whom work is essential life value. Both the sex of the respondents and the fact that they had children were totally irrelevant in the process. The above mentioned results could become a prerequisite for employers to increase the complexity and autonomy of the tasks entrusted to employees and to create value-based corporate culture.

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International Journal of Human Resource Studies  ISSN 2162-3058


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