Title

Family‐to‐Work Spillover in Singapore: Marital Distress, Physical and Mental Health, and Work Satisfaction

Keywords

health, marital distress, mental health, spillover, work satisfaction

Abstract

Using data from a representative sample (N = 1,026) of married workers in Singapore, this study examined potential family‐to‐work spillover relationships among marital distress, health and mental health, and work satisfaction. Results from structural equation modeling analysis showed that marital distress was a significant predictor of depressive symptoms, health, and work satisfaction. Health was not related to work satisfaction. Depression acted as an indirect link between marital distress and work satisfaction. No major gender differences emerged from the regression analysis, and approximately 40% of the variance in work satisfaction was explained by the model. Results suggest that marriage‐to‐work spillover is real and costly for families, organizations, and governments.

Original Publication Citation

Sandberg, J.G., Yorgason, J.B., Miller, R.M., Hill, E.J. (2012). Family-to-Work Spillover in Singapore: Marital Distress and Instability, Physical and Mental Health, and Work Satisfaction. Family Relations, 61, 1-15.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-01-17

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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