Work-Family Conflict and Work-Related Attitude: The Mediating Effects of Stress Reactions

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Siti Aisyah Binti Panatik ; Siti Khadijah Binti Zainal Badri ; Azizah Binti Rajab ; Rosman Bin Mohd. Yusof (2012)
  • Publisher: Social Sciences Research Society
  • Journal: International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies (issn: 1309-8063, eissn: 1309-8063)
  • Subject: Work-family conflict, Stress Reactions, Job satisfaction, Turnover intention, Affective commitment | History of scholarship and learning. The humanities | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | AZ20-999 | Social Sciences | H

This study aims to investigate the relationship between work-family conflict (i.e.work-to-family and family-to-work) and work-related attitudes (i.e. job satisfaction,affective commitment and turnover intentions) among academician in Malaysia.Mediationeffects of stress reactionswhich arebehavioral stress, somatic stress andcognitive stresswere also tested. A survey method using questionnaire was utilizedto obtain the data. A total of 267 respondents were participated, giving the return rateof 20% from the entire ofpopulation. Research data were analyzed using PASW18and AMOS SPSS18.Result indicated that onlywork-to-family conflict wassignificantly related to stress reactions.While, behavioral stress mediates the effectsof work-to-family conflict on job satisfaction, affective commitment and turnoverintentions. Cognitive stress only mediates the effects of work-to-family conflict onaffective commitment. This paper also discusses the implication of this study to theorganization and future research.
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