The Association between Team Satisfaction and Work-Family Conflict: The Mediating Role of Flexible Work Options and Job Demands

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Thadeus F. Mkamwa

Abstract

This study examined the link between team satisfaction and work-family conflict and explored the mediating effects of flexible work options and job demands in this relationship. It consisted of a survey among employees from five Irish companies. The sample consisted of 220 employees, a response rate of 53%. Overall, findings showed that team satisfaction had a negative association with work-family conflict and negatively predicted work-family conflict; the Beta Coefficient for this regression was -.17, t(199) = -2.547, p < .05). Similarly, team satisfaction demonstrated direct effects = -.25, SE = .09, p < .01, 95%CI = -.43 and -.07; and total effects = -.33, SE = 0.95, p < .001, 95% CI = -.52 and -.14 on work-family conflict. The study further found an indirect effect of team satisfaction on work-family conflict through pace of the tasks which is an aspect of job demands; indirect effect = -.06, SE = .032, 95% (Bootstrap CI) = -.13 and -.01. Practical implications and future research lines are discussed.

Keywords:
Team satisfaction, work-family conflict, flexible work options, job demands, HR practices, teamwork

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Mkamwa, T. F. (2020). The Association between Team Satisfaction and Work-Family Conflict: The Mediating Role of Flexible Work Options and Job Demands. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 26(4), 63-76. https://doi.org/10.9734/jemt/2020/v26i430249
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