Interception of Energies: Spillover Effects of Work Family Conflict and Enrichment affecting Work Life Balance across Dual Earner Couples

Maria Arzu, Rubina Hanif, Mubashir Shah, Arooj Fiyaz

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the spillover effects of work familyconflict,work family enrichment and its effect on work family balance from one partner to another.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out at Department of Psychology of the National Institute of Psychology from September 2017 to July 2018.
Materials and Methods: The sample comprises of dual earner couples (age range- 25 to 60). Inclusion criteria constitute of couples having a married life of a year with at least an active service of one year. Both the partners were assessed on work family enrichment scale (work to family enrichment and family to work enrichment), work family conflict scale (work to family conflict and family to work conflict) and work family balance scale respectively.
Results:  The psychometric properties of all the scales depict normality of curve. Similarly the results coincide with the proposed hypothesis suggesting spillover of energies from one domain to another and similarly from one partner to another. Correlational analysis indicates significant relationship with demographic variables such as working hours, years of service, monthly income and number of children.
Conclusion: The increased female labor force in our society has led to the peripheral penetration of energies from one domain to another across borders.  This study was carried out to investigate the positive and negative consequences of crossing the domains and ultimately the effect on overall harmony or balance. Thus, results yielded that negative transmission of energies across borders negatively affected both psychological health of individuals as well as their occupational spheres and vice versa respectively.

Key Words: Work Family Balance, Work Family Conflict, Work Family Enrichment.

How to cite this: Arzu M, Hanif R, Shah M, Fiyaz A.  Interception of Energies: Spillover Effects of Work Family Conflict and Enrichment affecting Work Life Balance across Dual Earner Couples. Life and Science. 2022; 3(3): 110-114. doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.215

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