Work-family conflict: a study of American and Australian family businesses

Smyrnios, K, Romano, C, Tanewski, G, Karofsky, P, Millen, R and Yilmaz, M 2003, 'Work-family conflict: a study of American and Australian family businesses', Family Business Review, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 35-51.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Work-family conflict: a study of American and Australian family businesses
Author(s) Smyrnios, K
Romano, C
Tanewski, G
Karofsky, P
Millen, R
Yilmaz, M
Year 2003
Journal name Family Business Review
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 35
End page 51
Total pages 16
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract This study examines causal pathwayslinkingwork strain to anxiety among Australian and American family business owners. To date, there has been no empirical test of strain-based, work-family conflict models on family businesses; nor have there been comparisons made between Australian and American business owners. This paper suggests a specific causal model and provides country-specific and comparative evidence for that model. The suggested model includes mediation and moderation mechanisms that link work strain and anxiety from the perspective of business owners. Data for the research were obtained through the administration of essentially identical questionnaires in the two countries in 1999. Results show that the proposed model fits the data reasonably well, regardless of the type of firm and country.
Subject Organisational Planning and Management
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1741-6248.2003.00035.x
Copyright notice © 2008 Family Firm Institute, Inc.
ISSN 0894-4865
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