Title

Relationships between bidirectional work-family interactions and psychological well-being : a three-wave cross-lagged study in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Personnel Psychology

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

87

Last Page

96

Keywords

work-family conflict, work-family facilitation, psychological well-being, cross-lagged study, China

Abstract

This study investigated the direct, reversed, and reciprocal relationships between bidirectional work-family conflict/work-family facilitation and psychological well-being (PWB). We administered a three-wave questionnaire survey to 260 married Chinese employees using a time lag of one month. Cross-lagged structural equation modeling analysis was conducted and demonstrated that the direct model was better than the reversed causal or the reciprocal model. Specifically, work-to-family conflict at Time 1 negatively predicted PWB at Time 2, and work-to-family conflict at Time 2 negatively predicted PWB at Time 3; further, work-to-family facilitation at Time 1 positively predicted PWB at Time 2. In addition, family-to-work facilitation at Time 1 positively predicted PWB at Time 2, and family-to-work conflict at Time 2 negatively predicted PWB at Time 3.

DOI

10.1027/1866-5888/a000107

Print ISSN

18665888

E-ISSN

21905150

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Recommended Citation

Zhang, X.-C., Siu, O. L., Hu, J., & Zhang, W. (2014). Relationships between bidirectional work-family interactions and psychological well-being: A three-wave cross-lagged study in China. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 13(2), 87-96. doi: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000107