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Testing Main and Interactive Effect of Personal Coping and Social Support on Work Family conflict


  • Kumar, Aneel

    () (Sukkur Institute of Business Administration)

  • Arain, Ghulam Ali

    () (Sukkur Institute of Business Administration)


Managing the work family conflict is essential to perform at work and home effectively. The individuals utilize lots of their efforts to ease the work family conflict (WFC). This research investigated the role of personal coping (PC) strategies and the social support (SS) an individual receives in decreasing the level of work family conflict (WFC). Survey method was used to collect the data from Pakistan. The results of this study revealed that PC and SS are negatively associated with WFC and SS was found as moderator in the relationship between PC and WFC. The negative relationship between the PC and WFC was stronger when SS was low as compared to when it was high, whereas the excessive use of resources (i.e., coping and social support) together increased the WFC. This research has contributed by determining the role of SS as moderator in relationship between PC and WFC. Implications of the study are discussed.

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  • Kumar, Aneel & Arain, Ghulam Ali, 2014. "Testing Main and Interactive Effect of Personal Coping and Social Support on Work Family conflict," Sukkur IBA Journal of Management and Business, Sukkur IBA University, vol. 1(1), pages 87-101, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ibajmb:0005

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    Work; Family; Conflict; Personal; Coping; Social; Support;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth


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