Home-to-Work Conflict, Work Qualities, and Emotional Distress
Among a representative sample of employed men and women in Toronto, Canada, home-to-work conflict is associated positively with anxiety and depression. Two hypotheses propose work qualities as moderators. The double disadvantage hypothesis predicts that home-to-work conflict is more distressing when work is nonautonomous, routine, or noxious. The intrusion on job status/rewards hypothesis predicts that conflict is more distressing when work is autonomous, nonroutine, or nonnoxious. Results show that the association between home-to-work conflict and distress is stronger (1) among people in more autonomous jobs; (2) among women in routinized jobs; and (3) among men in noxious environments.
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Schieman, S., McBrier, D.B., Van Gundy, K. Home-to-Work Conflict, Work Qualities, and Emotional Distress. (2003) Sociological Forum, 18 (1), pp. 137-164. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0347301530&partnerID=40&md5=43c2f55d21b04e464df1b15378c8e33a