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Work-family interpersonal capitalization: Sharing positive work events at home


  • Ilies, Remus
  • Keeney, Jessica
  • Scott, Brent A.


In a 3-week experience-sampling study of 52 full-time employees, the authors investigated the within-individual relationships among positive work events, affective states, and job satisfaction. They also examined the influence of work-family interpersonal capitalization (sharing work events with one's spouse or partner at home) on employees' job and relationship satisfaction. Results revealed that positive events influenced job satisfaction through positive affect, and work-family interpersonal capitalization on the most positive work event of the day positively impacted job satisfaction over and above the effects of the event's pleasantness and of the number of other positive work events experienced that day.

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  • Ilies, Remus & Keeney, Jessica & Scott, Brent A., 2011. "Work-family interpersonal capitalization: Sharing positive work events at home," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Elsevier, vol. 114(2), pages 115-126, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jobhdp:v:114:y:2011:i:2:p:115-126

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