The work-family interface among school psychologists and related school personnel: A test of role conflict and expansionist theories

Theresa J. Brown, Kenneth E. Sumner

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Abstract

The purpose was to test of the utility of role conflict and expansionist theories in explaining the work-family interface using psychometrically sound instruments. Participants (n = 74) responded to measures of work-family conflict, work-related stress, and role quality. In support of the expansionist theory, results indicated that the quality of the life roles was a better predictor of both work-family conflict and work-related stress than was the number of life roles. For both, results indicated that as quality of the work role increased, work-family conflict and work-related stress decreased. The implications for the research on the work-family life interface and attracting and retaining the most qualified school psychologists are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1771-1776
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume43
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Aug 2013

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