Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 1183–1204 | Cite as

When and how Workplace Social Support Improves Family Performance

  • Aneel KumarEmail author
  • Khalil Ahmed Channa
  • Niaz Ahmed Bhutto


This research investigates the simple and conditional indirect effects of emotional and instrumental family related social support from coworkers on relationship and task family performance. Work to family enrichment is incorporated as mediator and family role salience as the conditional moderator. Primary data were collected through the Likert type of survey questionnaire from the employees working in banking sector of Pakistan (N = 401). It was found that emotional and instrumental family related social support from coworkers have significant effect on relationship and task family performance. Further, the effect of emotional support were more on relationship and the effect of instrumental were more on task family performance. Work to family enrichment was found as mediator in the relationship between social support types and family performance types. Family role salience was found as the conditional moderator in the indirect relationship between both types of social support and both types of family performance. This study will help managerial practitioners and researchers to understand the direct and conditional indirect effects of two specific types of social support (i.e., emotional and instrumental) on two specific types of family performance (i.e., relationship and task).


Emotional and instrumental family related social support Work to family enrichment Relationship and task family performance 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Further, authors declare that the accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed in this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shah Abdul Latif UniversityKhairpur Mir’sPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationSukkur Institute of Business AdministrationSukkurPakistan

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