Work and family: factors that influence perceptions of stress, health and wellbeing

Blackman, Anna, and Murphy, Laurie (2012) Work and family: factors that influence perceptions of stress, health and wellbeing. In: 3rd Biennial IWP International Conference, pp. 10-11. From: IWP Conference 2012 on Work, Wellbeing and Performance: thriving in times of uncertainty, 26-28 June 2012, The University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

The demands of balancing work and family life can be a major cause of stress in an individual's life, leading to a decrease in satisfaction for both domains and harmful effects on one's health and wellbeing (Frone, Russell, & Barnes, 2003). The aim of this study was to explore the factors associated with individuals work and family environments that influence both job and overall life satisfaction. It also accounted for the role of individual characteristics and attitudes. Data for the analysis was from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA). The overall sample included 2719 respondents who indicated that they were in paid work and had children at home. In the end it was satisfaction with the work itself and with the flexibility provided to balance work and non-work commitments which were the most powerful predictors of job satisfaction. While, overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with one's partner were the most powerful predictors of life satisfaction.

Item ID: 22530
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: work/life balance, family, stress, health, wellbeing
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 03:33
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 20%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9099 Other Commercial Services and Tourism > 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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