Family interference with work and its relationship with organizational citizenship and counterproductive work behaviors

Mercado, B. K., & Dilchert, S.
International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 25(4), 406-415.

Most employed adults must manage both work and family responsibilities. Consequently, many employees also experience conflict between their roles, which often leads to compromised performance in one or both domains. We examined family interference with work (FIW) as a potential drain on resources leading to increased counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) and decreased organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) in three samples with a multi-measure, timelagged design. Results demonstrated that employees who experience FIW display higher levels of CWB and lower levels of OCB, especially for organizationally targeted behaviors.