Work-related helping and family functioning: a work-home resources perspective

Aw, Sherry S.Y., Ilies, Remus, Li, Xinxin, Bakker, Arnold B., and Liu, Xiao-Yu (2021) Work-related helping and family functioning: a work-home resources perspective. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 94 (1). pp. 55-79.

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Using the work–home resources (W-HR) model as an overarching framework, our study seeks to examine the interplay between employees’ provision and receipt of interpersonal organizational citizenship behaviours (OCB-I; i.e. helping behaviours), and its spillover effects on two family outcomes (family performance and marital withdrawal behaviours). Further, we simultaneously test resource depletion (emotional exhaustion) and resource generation (personal accomplishment) mechanisms linking OCB-Is and the family domain. Based on a time-lagged, dual-source study of 320 employees, we found that OCB-I enactment is positively related to both exhaustion (only for those who receive low OCB-Is from colleagues) and personal accomplishment at work (regardless of OCB-I receipt), which interferes with and enriches employees’ family lives, respectively. We discuss the theoretical contributions of these findings to OCB research and the W-HR model.

Item ID: 69325
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2044-8325
Keywords: organizational citizenship behaviours; helping; work-family enrichment; burnout
Copyright Information: Published Version: © The British Psychological Society. Accepted Version may be made open access in a non-commercial Institutional Repository after an embargo of 12 months.
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 00:25
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management @ 100%
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