Moderating role of acculturation in a mediation model of work-family conflict among Chinese immigrants in New Zealand
Shang, S., O’Driscoll, M. P., & Roche, M. (2017). Moderating role of acculturation in a mediation model of work-family conflict among Chinese immigrants in New Zealand. Stress and Health, 33(1), 55–68. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2674
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This study examined the antecedents of work–family conflict (WFC) and the mediation effects of WFC on well‐being consequences among Chinese immigrants to New Zealand, along with the moderating role of acculturation. Four types of WFC were explored: time‐based and strain‐based work interference with family, and time‐based and strain‐based family interference with work. Data were collected from 577 Chinese immigrants in New Zealand, who had full‐time or part‐time work and lived with family members in New Zealand. The four types of WFC were differentially related to the antecedents and well‐being consequences, providing some evidence that both Chinese and New Zealand cultures may exert influences on Chinese immigrants' experiences of WFC. Both directions of WFC (work interference with family, and family interference with work) were related to job satisfaction and family satisfaction, and strain‐based WFC influenced their well‐being more than time‐based WFC. Most importantly, we found immigrants who were proficient in English perceived greater WFC and psychological strain.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Stress and Health. © 2017 Wiley.
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