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Strain-Based Work-Home Conflict: Examining the Relative Contribution of Exhaustion and Negative Affect in the Association Between Work Demands and Home Behaviors

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The present studies explored the underlying mechanisms that explain work-to-home conflict (WHC). Much of existing research is focused on strain-based WHC. Specifically, extant literature emphasizes either an exhaustion-based strain mechanism, using the theory of resource drain (ten Brummelhuis & Bakker, 2012) or a negative affect-based strain mechanism, using the theory of mood spillover (van Emmerik & Jawahar, 2006), or some combination of the two. The present studies are the first to investigate the relative contribution of negative affect and exhaustion simultaneously in the work-home conflict process. Results show that negative affect is a stronger linking mechanism than exhaustion. Rest and positive affect were examined as potential moderators that may buffer against negative affect-based WHC. Rest partially buffered against WHC, but positive affect increased WHC. Future studies will continue to examine the role of negative affect and moderators of WHC.
subject
Exhaustion
Family
Negative Affect
Psychology
Romantic
Work
contributor
Brinton, Julia Elizabeth (author)
Kammrath, Lara K (committee chair)
Petrocelli, John V (committee member)
Waugh, Christian E (committee member)
Wayne, Julie H (committee member)
date
2014-07-10T08:35:44Z (accessioned)
2015-07-10T08:30:11Z (available)
2014 (issued)
degree
Psychology (discipline)
embargo
2015-07-10 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39335 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Strain-Based Work-Home Conflict: Examining the Relative Contribution of Exhaustion and Negative Affect in the Association Between Work Demands and Home Behaviors
type
Thesis

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