tIntroduction. – The dynamics pertaining to work-family interface such as conflict, enrichment, etc.have received considerable scholarly attention in social sciences. However, the daily processes that areinvolved have been examined to a lesser extent, least of all including the role played by emotions.Objective. – This study aimed at examining, consistently with the Affective Events Theory, if positive andnegative affect experienced during the working day played a mediational role in the associations betweendaily levels of work-family conflict and work-family enrichment on one side, and work-family balanceon the other. Moreover, the moderating cross-level role of trait emotional stability was examined.Method. – The study included a convenience sample of 104 Italian employees who completed a diary-bookover five consecutive working days.Results. – Multilevel-modelling results highlighted, controlling for emotional stability, a mediational roleof only daily positive affect in the relationships between both work-family conflict and enrichment onthe one side and work-family balance on the other side.Conclusion. – This study contributed to the literature emphasizing the role of positive affective statesexperienced at the workplace and their connections with the private life. Limitations and implicationsfor research and practice are described.

Don’t worry, be happy! Positive affect at work, greater balance at home. A daily diary study on work-family balance

Margherita Brondino;
2022

Abstract

tIntroduction. – The dynamics pertaining to work-family interface such as conflict, enrichment, etc.have received considerable scholarly attention in social sciences. However, the daily processes that areinvolved have been examined to a lesser extent, least of all including the role played by emotions.Objective. – This study aimed at examining, consistently with the Affective Events Theory, if positive andnegative affect experienced during the working day played a mediational role in the associations betweendaily levels of work-family conflict and work-family enrichment on one side, and work-family balanceon the other. Moreover, the moderating cross-level role of trait emotional stability was examined.Method. – The study included a convenience sample of 104 Italian employees who completed a diary-bookover five consecutive working days.Results. – Multilevel-modelling results highlighted, controlling for emotional stability, a mediational roleof only daily positive affect in the relationships between both work-family conflict and enrichment onthe one side and work-family balance on the other side.Conclusion. – This study contributed to the literature emphasizing the role of positive affective statesexperienced at the workplace and their connections with the private life. Limitations and implicationsfor research and practice are described.
Work-family balance, Work-family conflict, Work-family enrichment, Affective states, Affective events theory, Diary-study
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