Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

The relationship between work-family conflict and job satisfaction of female university teachers in China: A moderated mediating model

Qiaolan Su
  • Qiaolan Su
  • 1Chinese International College, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2School of Tourism and Sport Health, Hezhou University, Hezhou, China.
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Man Jiang
  • Man Jiang
  • Chinese International College, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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  •  Received: 14 March 2023
  •  Accepted: 04 July 2023
  •  Published: 30 September 2023

Abstract

Work and family are two of the most important parts in one's life. Individuals cannot fulfill their work requirements and family responsibilities at the same time, so they are faced with the dilemma of timing and role conflict. Based on the conservation theory, this study explored the relationship between work-family conflict and job satisfaction in 422 female university teachers in China, and proposed a moderating mediation model to examine the mediating role of job burnout and the moderating role of perceived organizational support. The results show that work-family conflict has a significant negative predictive effect on job satisfaction; job burnout fully mediates the relationship between work-family conflict and job satisfaction; perceived organizational support moderates the relationship between work-family conflict and job burnout, and the stronger the perceived organizational support, the weaker the negative predictive effect of work-family conflicts on job satisfaction.

 

Key words: Work-family conflict; job satisfaction; job burnout; perceived organizational support.