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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Longitudinal investigation on personality traits and mental health relationships : the mediating role of work-family interference and enhancement
Authors: Semerci, Anil
Volery, Thierry
et. al: No
DOI: 10.5114/cipp.2019.89166
Published in: Current Issues in Personality Psychology
Volume(Issue): 7
Issue: 3
Pages: 173
Pages to: 188
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Termedia
ISSN: 2353-4192
Language: English
Subjects: Mental health; Personality; Work-to-family
Subject (DDC): 158: Applied psychology
Abstract: Background The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of the Big Five personality traits on work-family interference/enhancement and mental health using a three-wave longitudinal design. Participants and procedure The paper draws on a sample (N = 886) from the Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia survey. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the measures of the variables and assess their associations across three time periods. Results The results indicate that conscientiousness and emotional stability are the personality traits that are associated with work-to-family enhancement over time. In addition, work-to-family enhancement is a mediator between emotional stability and mental health. Overall, there exists a positive reciprocal relationship between work-to-family enhancement and mental health throughout the three waves. Conclusions This study showed that there is a bidirectional positive link between work-to-family enhancement and mental health. The findings suggest that organizations will benefit not only from developing interventions to enrich employees’ work skills, behaviors/attitudes but also from promoting their mental health and emotional stability. This study is the first to confirm the partial mediation role of work-to-family enhancement between emotional stability and mental health, and bidirectional relations of work-to-family enhancement and mental health. Moreover, the longitudinal design of this study overcomes the limitations of prior cross-sectional studies in evaluating the relationships of constructs.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-SA 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - Share alike 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
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