The Relationship of Work-Family Conflicts and Family-Work Conflict to Job Satisfaction

Karthik Namasivayam, Daniel J. Mount

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Abstract

The issue of work-family conflict has been receiving increased attention in research. This research extends the literature by applying emerging work-family conflict theory in the hospitality industry. The research was done in seven hotels with a primarily Hispanic (91%) workforce. It was found that, expectedly, work-to-family conflict issues were related to lower job satisfaction. It was also found, quite unexpectedly, that family-to-work conflict issues were related to a higher job satisfaction. It is hypothesized that for this group- primarily lower-income Hispanics, work can be seen as a release from family conflict issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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