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NCJ Number: 228085 Find in a Library
Title: Work-Home Conflict and Domestic Violence: A Test of a Conceptual Model
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:24  Issue:7  Dated:October 2009  Pages:471-483
Author(s): Jennifer VanBuren Trachtenberg; Stephen A. Anderson; Ronald M. Sabatelli
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 13
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined whether a relationship existed between work-home conflict and domestic violence, and tested a conceptual model that examined factors associated with work-home conflict and the relationship between work-home conflict and domestic violence via moderation.
Abstract: Results of the study revealed that job satisfaction was the only predictor of work-home conflict. Both family of origin violence witnessed and personally experienced was revealed as moderators of this relationship. These analyses revealed that negative communication skills and social support mediated the relationship between work-home conflict and domestic violence. A myriad of information has been established that examined work-home conflict and domestic violence as separate constructs. The purpose of this study was to generate research that simultaneously examined work-home conflict and domestic violence. Using data from 295 adults, who worked full-time and were in serious relationships, job satisfaction, gender, gender role attitudes, type of employment, and socioeconomic status were examined as predictors of work-family conflict. Regression analyses were also conducted to determine the moderating effects of general well-being, alcohol use, family of origin violence witnessed or experienced, communication skills, and social support on the relationship between work-home conflict and domestic violence. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Domestic violence causes
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Employment; Job pressure; Spouse abuse causes; Violence; Violence causes; Work attitudes
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