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Family-supportive organization perceptions, multiple dimensions of work-family conflict and employee satisfaction

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  • L M Lapierre
  • P E Spector
  • T D Allen
  • S Poelmans
  • C L Cooper
  • M O'Driscoll
  • J I Sanchez
  • P Brough
  • U Kinnunen
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2008
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number1
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)92-106
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Using samples of managers drawn from five Western countries, we tested a theoretical model linking employees’ perceptions of their work environment’s family-supportiveness to six different dimensions of work–family conflict (WFC), and to their job satisfaction, family satisfaction, and life satisfaction. Our results are consistent with a causal process whereby employees working in an environment viewed as more family-supportive experience lower levels of WFC. Reduced WFC then translates into greater job and family satisfaction, followed by greater overall life satisfaction. These findings were generalizable across the five samples.