Work-to-Family Spillover Effects of Workplace Ostracism: The Role of Work-Home Segmentation Preferences

Jun Liu, Ho Kwong Kwan, Cynthia Lee, Chun Hui
  • Human Resource Management, January 2013, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21513

What is it about?

This study considers workplace ostracism as a source of stress and examines its spillover effects on the family. By integrating the work-family interface model with boundary theory, we investigate the impact of workplace ostracism as perceived by employees on their family satisfaction by examining the mediating role of work-to-family conflict and the moderating role of workhome segmentation preferences. The results from a three-wave fi eld survey of 233 employees in China indicate that workplace ostracism is negatively related to family satisfaction; this relationship is also mediated by work-to-family conflict. In addition, work-home segmentation preferences attenuate the mediating effect of work-to-family conflict on the relationship between workplace ostracism and family satisfaction. The theoretical and managerial implications of these fi ndings are discussed.

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