Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Publication Date

12-1-2010

Volume

77

Issue

3

First Page

470

Last Page

480

Abstract

This article proposes a theoretical model of work-family enrichment and tests the mediating role of work engagement. The inclusion of work engagement extends prior research on work-family interface, and allows for examination of the effects of role resources (job resources, family support) on work-family enrichment. A two-wave survey was conducted among a matched sample of 786 employees in China. The model was tested with structural equation modeling techniques. The results showed that work engagement was the most proximal predictor of work-family enrichment. Work engagement fully mediated the relationship between family-friendly organizational policies and work-family enrichment, and also between job autonomy and family-work enrichment. Further, work engagement partially mediated the relationships between two job resources (supervisor support, job autonomy) and work-family enrichment, and also between family support and family-work enrichment. No difference was found in gender and marital status in the proposed model. Implications for future research and practices are discussed.

DOI

10.1016/j.jvb.2010.06.007

Print ISSN

00018791

E-ISSN

10959084

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Siu, O. L., Lu, J. F., Brough, P., Lu, C., Bakker, A. B., Kalliath, T,…Shi, K. (2010). Role resources and work–family enrichment: The role of work engagement. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77(3), 470-480. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2010.06.007