Effects of work-family conflict on employee’s well-being: The moderating role of recovery strategies

Bernardo Moreno-Jiménez, Margarita Mayo, Ana Isabel Sanz-Vergel, Sabine Geurts, Alfredo Rodriguez-Muñoz, Eva Garrosa

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Based on the effort-recovery model, this study links work–family conflict (WFC) and family–work conflict (FWC) with the concept of recovery. The authors hypothesize that 2 recovery strategies—psychological detachment from work and verbal expression of emotions—moderate the relationship of these 2 types of conflict with 2 indicators of well-being, namely psychological strain and life satisfaction. For our sample of 128 emergency professionals from Spain, psychological detachment from work moderated the relationship between WFC and psychological strain, and between FWC and life satisfaction. Verbal expression of emotions moderated the relationship between both types of conflict and psychological strain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-440
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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