Linking Work-Family Enrichment to Job Satisfaction through Job Well-Being and Family Support: A Moderated Mediation Analysis of Social Workers across India

Kalliath, P, Kalliath, T, Chan, X and Chan, C 2019, 'Linking Work-Family Enrichment to Job Satisfaction through Job Well-Being and Family Support: A Moderated Mediation Analysis of Social Workers across India', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 234-255.


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Title Linking Work-Family Enrichment to Job Satisfaction through Job Well-Being and Family Support: A Moderated Mediation Analysis of Social Workers across India
Author(s) Kalliath, P
Kalliath, T
Chan, X
Chan, C
Year 2019
Journal name British Journal of Social Work
Volume number 49
Issue number 1
Start page 234
End page 255
Total pages 22
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract Social workers often experience stress from competing work and family demands, which negatively affects their job well-being and subsequently their job satisfaction. Yet, social workers can experience enrichment from participating in both work and family roles, which positively influences their job well-being and job satisfaction. The present study aimed to examine the mediating role of job well-being on the relationship between work-family enrichment and job satisfaction, and the moderating role of family support on the relationship between work-family enrichment and job well-being, and subsequently on job satisfaction for social workers. Data were collected from professional social workers employed in various governmental and non-governmental agencies across fifteen states and territories (n = 428) in India using a paper-and-pencil questionnaire. We found that social workers who experienced work-family enrichment also experienced job well-being and subsequently job satisfaction, particularly at higher levels of family support. These findings highlight the importance of the synergistic combination of work and family resources such as family support, work-family enrichment and job well-being to enhance the job satisfaction of social workers. We discuss the implications of these findings for social service organisations and recommend ways in which work-family enrichment can be enhanced.
Subject Organisational Behaviour
Human Resources Management
Social Work not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Work-family enrichment
job satisfaction
job well-being
family support
social workers
DOI - identifier 10.1093/bjsw/bcy022
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The British Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1468-263X
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