Work-Family Balance and Psychosocial Adjustment of Married International Students
The authors investigated how work-family balance mediated the
relationship between personality traits, gender roles, social support, and
psychosocial adjustment. Data were collected from 243 married
international graduate students (MIGSs) studying in the United States.
Results of structural equation modeling indicated that personality traits
influence the psychosocial adjustment process. In addition, being
extraverted, agreeable, and conscientious contributed to balancing
academic and family life, whereas having neurotic tendencies such as
experiencing depression and anxiety diminished work-family balance.
Work-family balance did not mediate the relationship between personality
traits, gender roles, social support, and psychosocial adjustment. The
authors discussed the findings by considering clinical implications and
making suggestions for future research.