Spillover between work and home, role importance and life satisfaction

Gratton, L and Wolfram, H-J (2012) Spillover between work and home, role importance and life satisfaction. British Journal of Management, 25 (1). pp. 77-90. ISSN 1045-3172


This study of n = 201 knowledge workers examines positive and negative spillover between work and home and its interrelation with life satisfaction. Additionally, it accounts for the direct effect of role importance on life satisfaction and its moderating effect on the interrelation between spillover and life satisfaction. Central to role importance is the degree of attachment that an individual places on family role and career role. Positive spillover from home is interrelated with higher life satisfaction, whereas negative spillover from work is related to lower life satisfaction. Family role importance and career role importance are associated with higher life satisfaction. For respondents with higher family role importance, there is a stronger interrelation between negative spillover from home and lower life satisfaction.

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Item Type: Article
Subject Areas: Organisational Behaviour
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© 2014 British Journal of Management and © 2014 British Academy of Management. This research was supported by the Centre for Women in Business at London Business School

Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 18:51
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 01:28
URI: https://lbsresearch.london.edu/id/eprint/142

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