Job insecurity and work–family conflict in teachers in Sweden: Examining their relations with longitudinal cross-lagged modeling
2015 (English)In: PsyCh Journal, ISSN 2046-0252, Vol. 4, no 2, 98-111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Job insecurity and work–family conflict are increasingly prevalent in contemporary working life and numerous studies have documented their antecedents and negative consequences. The present study used longitudinal questionnaire data collected among teachers in Sweden to test the direction of the relation between job insecurity and work–family conflict using cross-lagged modeling. Multiple-group comparisons were conducted to account for the skewed gender composition in the teachers’ group. After controlling for baseline levels of job insecurity, work–family conflict, and four potential confounders (age, children under 12 living at home, university education, and relationship status), we found that the reciprocal relationship between job insecurity and work–family conflict over a 1-year time period fitted the data best for the men. For women, however, only the auto regression coefficients were significant. The results provide some empirical support for gender differences in the relation between job insecurity and work–family conflict. Moreover, this study partially supports theoretical assumptions suggesting that job insecurity and work–family conflict influence each other.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 4, no 2, 98-111 p.
conservation of resources theory, gender composition, job insecurity, work–family conflict
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125174DOI: 10.1002/pchj.88OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-125174DiVA: diva2:892040