Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 419-436

First online:

Work-Family Conflict and Work-Related Withdrawal Behaviors

  • Leslie B. HammerAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Portland State University Email author 
  • , Talya N. BauerAffiliated withPortland State University
  • , Alicia A. GrandeyAffiliated withPennsylvania State University

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This survey study explored the effects of work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict on withdrawal behaviors at work (family interruptions at work, lateness to work, and absenteeism) among both members of 359 dual-earner couples. Using a systems theory framework, regression analyses revealed significant individual-level and crossover effects for both types of work-family conflict on withdrawal behaviors. Theoretical and practical implications of the study of work-family conflict crossover effects on withdrawal behaviors at work are discussed.

work-family conflict organizational stress organizational withdrawal absenteeism