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Work-family conflict and job satisfaction in stressful working environments: The moderating roles of perceived supervisor support and internallocus of control


  • Yu Ru Hsu


Purpose - This study aims to examine the moderating effects of perceived supervisor support (work environment variable) and internal Design/methodology/approach - Questionnaire surveys were administered. Data were collected from correctional officers in Taiwan. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. Findings - Results show that work-family conflict has a negative effect on job satisfaction. Perceived supervisor support and internal Practical implications - This study suggests that a supportive leadership style, and a mentoring and training program, among others, may help reduce work-family conflict and increase the job satisfaction of Taiwanese correctional officers. Originality/value - This study contributes to the extant work-family conflict and correctional literature. The moderating effects of perceived supervisor support and internal

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  • Yu Ru Hsu, 2011. "Work-family conflict and job satisfaction in stressful working environments: The moderating roles of perceived supervisor support and internallocus of control," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(2), pages 233-248, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:32:y:2011:i:2:p:233-248

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    1. Armstrong, Gaylene S. & Griffin, Marie L., 2004. "Does the job matter? Comparing correlates of stress among treatment and correctional staff in prisons," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 577-592.
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    1. José Manuel Lasierra & José Alberto Molina & Raquel Ortega, 2016. "How does work management improve job satisfaction? Evidence from Spain," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 36(2), pages 1202-1213.

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