, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 237-256

The Effects of Work Stressors, Perceived Organizational Support, and Gender on Work-Family Conflict in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This study examined the direct and moderating effects of perceived organizational support (POS) and gender on the relationship between work stressors and work-family conflict for a sample of Hong Kong Chinese employees. As predicted, we found that POS is negatively related to both FWC (family-to-work conflict) and WFC (work-to-family conflict), and that work stressors (including role ambiguity, role conflict, and role overload) are positively related to FWC and WFC. Additionally, the positive relationship between role overload and WFC was found to be weaker when POS was high, suggesting that POS can offset the adverse impact of role overload.