Work-home interference among newspaper managers: Its relationship with burnout and engagement

A.J. Montgomery, M.C.W. Peeters, W.B. Schaufeli, M. Den Ouden

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Managers are increasingly concerned about managing the conflicts experienced in fulfilling the responsibilities of work and family. The problem of balancing these domains arises from work to home interference, which reflects a mutual incompatibility between the demands of the work role and the demands of the home life. The central idea underlying the theoretical model of this study, is that work and home demands lead to work strain and decreased feelings of engagement, while work and home resources lead to increased feelings of engagement and reduced burnout. Work to home interference mediates these relationships. An innovation of the present study was to assess both home demands and positive aspects of work to home interference. Data were collected from 69 newspaper managers. Results indicated that negative interference mediated between demands and outcomes, and positive interference mediated between resources and outcomes. This study highlights the importance of measuring positive concepts in terms of constructing a more balanced picture of work and home interference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-211
JournalAnxiety, Stress and Coping
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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