Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-20019
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Entrepreneurs as parents : the antecedents and consequence of parenting stress
Authors: Boz Semerci, Anil
Volery, Thierry
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1108/IJEBR-04-2017-0136
10.21256/zhaw-20019
Published in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
Volume(Issue): 24
Issue: 1
Pages: 41
Pages to: 58
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Emerald
ISSN: 1355-2554
Language: English
Subjects: Entrepreneur; Parenting stress; Social support; Stereotype
Subject (DDC): 150: Psychology
331: Labor economics
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand parenting stress of entrepreneurs and to attempt to extend the empirical evidence on the predictors and consequences of parenting stress for entrepreneurs. Design/methodology/approach This study draws on data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. The quantitative research method was used. Drawing on the data of 2,051 entrepreneurs, a model was tested using structural equation modeling. Findings The results reveal that social support is a strong predictor of parenting stress and that there is a direct effect between parenting stress and family to work interference (FWI). In addition, parenting stress partially mediates the relationship between social support and FWI. Adding a direct path from social support to FWI substantially improves the validity in a revised model. No effects of gender stereotypes are found. Originality/value This study attempts to extend previous work on parenting and vocational behavior by investigating the perceptional and stereotypical antecedents of parenting stress and examining the impact of parenting stress on FWI. To the challenges of parenting, many entrepreneurs face constant pressure to achieve a positive return in their business venture and work hard, for long hours. Therefore, a better understanding of entrepreneurs’ parenting roles and stress can shed some light on the challenges faced by self-employed individuals and contributes to the vocational behavior and career development literature and practical experiences.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/20019
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Departement: School of Management and Law
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