Title

Exploring the Work-Life Balance Crafting, Work-Family Conflict and Well-Being of Workers in Dual Income Relationships

Date of Award

2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, PhD

Abstract

This study contributes to literature on workers in dual income relationships by examining the work-life balance crafting that they utilize. Using the JD-R model as a framework, it explores the relationship of work-life balance crafting with demands, resources, work-family conflict and well-being. Interviews were conducted with 12 participants to help construct the scales for the quantitative survey. Then, survey data from 252 workers in dual income relationships was utilized to measure the various constructs. Factor analysis resulted into eight work-life balance crafting factors. Four (nurturing social relationships, working productively, managing time and planning, and strengthening faith and service) had significant negative correlations with work- life conflict. On the other hand, all work-life balance crafting factors had significant positive correlations with well-being. Structural equation modeling suggested that work-life balance crafting partially mediates the relationship between demands and work-life conflict, and fully mediates the relationship the between resources and well-being. Results highlight the importance of work-life balance crafting in increasing well-being and decreasing work-family conflict among workers in dual income relationships.

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