Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 577–591 | Cite as

Work-To-Family Conflict and Life Satisfaction: the Moderating Role of Type of Employment

  • Deniz YucelEmail author


Work-to-family conflict has been consistently found to be one of the factors impacting workers’ life satisfaction. Prior research has also highlighted how type of employment (self-employed versus employee) impacts life satisfaction. No prior research, however, has examined how type of employment moderates the association between work-to-family conflict and life satisfaction. This study adds to the existing literature by examining whether the relationship between work-to-family conflict and life satisfaction is moderated by type of employment. Using data from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce (N = 3204), the study finds that work-to-family conflict is negatively correlated with life satisfaction, and that this negative correlation is stronger for those who are self-employed. Overall, this study contributes to the literature by highlighting the moderating effect of type of employment, and therefore deepens the understanding of the relationship between work-to-family conflict and life satisfaction.


Work-to-family conflict Life satisfaction Self-employment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyWilliam Paterson University of New JerseyWayneUSA

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