Title

The effect of emotional dissonance and emotional intelligence on work-family interference

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

50

Last Page

58

Keywords

Emotional dissonance, Emotional intelligence, Work-family interference

Abstract

In this study, we examined the relationship between emotional dissonance and work-to-family inference (WFI) and whether emotional intelligence moderated the association between emotional dissonance and WFI. Data were collected at two time points. At Time 1 (T1), we measured emotional dissonance, demographic variables (i.e., gender, age, marital status, number of children), negative affectivity, emotional intelligence, and WFI (T1). At Time 2 (T2), WFI was measured again. A total of 155 valid questionnaires were collected at two time points. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that emotional dissonance at T1 was a salient predictor of WFI at Time 2, even when WFI at Time 1 and other variables were controlled. One subdimension of emotional intelligence-namely regulation of emotion-was also significantly related to WFI at T2. However, emotional intelligence did not moderate the association between emotional dissonance and WFI.

DOI

10.1037/a0025798

Print ISSN

0008400X

E-ISSN

18792669

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Cheung, F. Y.-l., & Tang, C. S.-k. (2012). The effect of emotional dissonance and emotional intelligence on work-family interference. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 44(1), 50-58. doi: 10.1037/a0025798