Date of Award

Spring 2019


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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS) in Psychology: General/Experimental




Few previous studies have examined the interaction of role commitment (employee, partner, parental) and core self-evaluation (CSE) on work-family conflict (WFC) and family-work conflict (FWC). In this study I explored the effects of primary role commitment and level of CSE on WFC/FWC, after controlling for perception of control over stressors. Three hundred and seventy-one qualified participants completed an online survey that consisted of four scales—Work-Family and Family-Work Conflict Scale, Life Role Salience Scale, Core Self-Evaluation Scale, and Perceptions of Control over Work and Family Measures—a self-ranking of their primary role, and demographic questions that included specific work and non-work information. The results of a ANCOVA indicate that participants in the high CSE group experienced lower WFC and FWC than participants in the medium and low groups. Participants ranking employee role commitment or parental role commitment as their first priority experienced lower FWC than those that ranked it third. This study also showed an interaction between CSE and employee role commitment on FWC.