This manuscript was managed and accepted by Sabine Sonnentag, previous Editor-in-Chief, Applied Psychology: An International Review.
The Long Arm of the Job: Parents’ Work–Family Conflict and Youths’ Work Centrality
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2012
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How to Cite
Lim, V. K.G. and Kim, T.-Y. (2012), The Long Arm of the Job: Parents’ Work–Family Conflict and Youths’ Work Centrality. Applied Psychology:An International Review. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2012.00527.x
We would like to thank Michael Frese for his comments on an earlier version of this paper.
- Article first published online: 28 SEP 2012
This study developed and tested a structural model that examined the relationships among parents’ work–family conflict, frustration, non-supportive parenting behaviors, and children's work centrality. Data were collected from a sample that included undergraduates and their parents. Results of structural equation modeling analyses supported a spillover effect of paternal and maternal work–family conflict on their frustration. Findings also showed that paternal frustration was significantly related to non-supportive paternal parenting behaviors. However, maternal frustration was not significantly related to non-supportive maternal parenting behavior. Paternal non-supportive parenting behavior was significantly and negatively associated with children's work centrality while maternal non-supportive parenting behavior was not. Implications of the findings are discussed.