Does work-family conflict mediate the relationship between job schedule demands and burnout in male construction professionals and managers?

Lingard, H and Francis, V 2005, 'Does work-family conflict mediate the relationship between job schedule demands and burnout in male construction professionals and managers?', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 23, pp. 733-745.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Does work-family conflict mediate the relationship between job schedule demands and burnout in male construction professionals and managers?
Author(s) Lingard, H
Francis, V
Year 2005
Journal name Construction Management and Economics
Volume number 23
Start page 733
End page 745
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract It is unclear where work-family conflict should be theoretically positioned in the relationship between job stress and strain. Data collected from 231 male construction professionals, managers and administrators were analysed to determine whether work-family conflict mediates the relationship between job stressors and burnout. Two different aspects of work-schedule demands, i.e. job schedule irregularity and hours worked per week, were found to be related to the emotional exhaustion dimension of burnout. In all cases, the relationship between job schedule demands and emotional exhaustion was mediated by work-family conflict. The authors conclude that job schedule demands impact upon emotional exhaustion via work-family conflict. Further, work-family conflict is demonstrated to be a key mediating mechanism between schedule demands and emotional exhaustion for male employees. It is recommended that construction organizations examine ways to reduce work-family conflict as a means to reduce burnout and improve employees' wellbeing.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Work-life balance
construction industry
burnout.
DOI - identifier 10.1080/01446190500040836
ISSN 0144-6193
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 36 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 168 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 22 Dec 2010, 10:15:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us