Successfully balancing between work and family domains represents a major issue to both employees and employers, especially during COVID-19 pandemic times during which employees are often forced to work from a distance and turn to home-schooling. An occupational group particularly affected by work changes due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions is represented by schoolteachers. We aimed at examining the associations between some job-related and family-related antecedents on the one hand and, on the other, life satisfaction as an outcome, including work-family balance as a mediator. A total of 357 Italian teachers completed a questionnaire at two different times: job control, coworkers support, supervisor support, workload, family support, and family workload were assessed at Time 1; and work-family balance and life satisfaction were assessed at Time 2. Both data collections were performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hypothesized direct and indirect relationships were tested by utilizing structural equation modeling. Significant and positive indirect effects of focal predictors towards life satisfaction through work-family balance were found for job control, supervisor support, and family support. The paper contributed to the literature by testing Grzywacz and Carlson's theoretical conceptualization of work-family balance and by attempting to delineate its repertoire of potential antecedents among schoolteachers. From a practical point of view, the present study emphasizes the crucial role that certain job antecedents and family antecedents play in promoting teachers' work-family balance and life satisfaction.

(2021). The association of job and family resources and demands with life satisfaction through work–family balance: a longitudinal study among italian schoolteachers during the covid-19 pandemic [journal article - articolo]. In BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/234718

The association of job and family resources and demands with life satisfaction through work–family balance: a longitudinal study among italian schoolteachers during the covid-19 pandemic

Barattucci, Massimiliano;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Successfully balancing between work and family domains represents a major issue to both employees and employers, especially during COVID-19 pandemic times during which employees are often forced to work from a distance and turn to home-schooling. An occupational group particularly affected by work changes due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions is represented by schoolteachers. We aimed at examining the associations between some job-related and family-related antecedents on the one hand and, on the other, life satisfaction as an outcome, including work-family balance as a mediator. A total of 357 Italian teachers completed a questionnaire at two different times: job control, coworkers support, supervisor support, workload, family support, and family workload were assessed at Time 1; and work-family balance and life satisfaction were assessed at Time 2. Both data collections were performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hypothesized direct and indirect relationships were tested by utilizing structural equation modeling. Significant and positive indirect effects of focal predictors towards life satisfaction through work-family balance were found for job control, supervisor support, and family support. The paper contributed to the literature by testing Grzywacz and Carlson's theoretical conceptualization of work-family balance and by attempting to delineate its repertoire of potential antecedents among schoolteachers. From a practical point of view, the present study emphasizes the crucial role that certain job antecedents and family antecedents play in promoting teachers' work-family balance and life satisfaction.
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Landolfi, Alfonso; Barattucci, Massimiliano; De Rosa, Assunta; Lo Presti, Alessandro
(2021). The association of job and family resources and demands with life satisfaction through work–family balance: a longitudinal study among italian schoolteachers during the covid-19 pandemic [journal article - articolo]. In BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/234718
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