Psychological Capital and Family Satisfaction among Employees: Do Occupational Stressors Moderate the Relationship?
Qianting Kong and
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Oi-Ling Siu: Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Qianting Kong: Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Ting-Kin Ng: Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
IJERPH, 2021, vol. 18, issue 22, 1-0
The COVID-19 pandemic has created more occupational stressors, particularly work–family interface issues. The purpose of this study was to investigate the moderating role of occupational stressors in the relationship between a personal resource (psychological capital) and family satisfaction. A cross-sectional study was carried out with a sample of 787 employees (367 males, 420 females) from the Greater Bay Area of China between October and November 2020. Participants completed an online survey which included the Chinese version of the Psychological Capital Questionnaire, measures of occupational stressors from the Work Stress Management DIY Kit and a measure of family satisfaction. Latent moderated structural equation modeling revealed that family satisfaction was positively associated with psychological capital and negatively associated with occupational stressors. Furthermore, occupational stressors weakened the positive association between psychological capital and family satisfaction. These findings provided empirical evidence for the work–home resources model and may suggest that it would be beneficial to boost psychological capital and reduce occupational stressors of employees.
Keywords: occupational stress; family; positive psychology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I I1 I3 Q Q5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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