Title

The Influence of Couple Emotional Intimacy on Job Perceptions and Work–Family Conflict

Keywords

work–family conflict, work–family facilitation, actor–partner interdependence

Abstract

The purpose was to investigate the influence of couple emotional intimacy on job perceptions (job concerns and job rewards) and work–family conflict (both work‐to‐family conflict and family‐to‐work conflict). Data on 567 couples came from a subset of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Study of Early Child Care taken when the target children were fifth graders. The researchers used an actor–partner interdependence model (APIM) to examine mothers’ and fathers’ couple emotional intimacy and its influence on self‐ and partner perceptions of job concerns and job rewards as well as work‐to‐family conflict and family‐to‐work conflict. Both mothers’ and fathers’ couple emotional intimacy predicted fewer job concerns, more job rewards, less work‐to‐family conflict, and less family‐to‐work conflict for her‐ and himself. No partner effects were found in the model.

Original Publication Citation

McAllister, S., Thornock, C.M., Hammond, J.R., Holmes, E. K., & Hill, E.J. (2012) The influence of marital emotional intimacy on job perceptions and work-family conflict. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal 40(4), 330-347. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-3934.2012.02115.x

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-05-07

Publisher

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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