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Inter‐domain work‐family, family‐work conflict and police work satisfaction

W. Gary Howard (Department of Government, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, USA)
Heather Howard Donofrio (Cantonment, Florida, USA)
James S. Boles (Department of Marketing, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

This research investigates the relationship between inter‐domain conflict in the form of work‐family conflict and family‐work conflict with various facets of employee job satisfaction. The study was conducted among police personnel (n = 119) in a large southeastern state. Results indicate that work‐family conflict is significantly related to satisfaction with job in general, pay, supervision, promotion, work, and co‐workers. Family‐work conflict is not as consistently related to the facets of job satisfaction. In general, as expected, conflict between work‐family is more closely related to employee job satisfaction than conflict between family‐work. Managerial implications are included as well as directions for future theoretical research.

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Gary Howard, W., Howard Donofrio, H. and Boles, J.S. (2004), "Inter‐domain work‐family, family‐work conflict and police work satisfaction", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 380-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/13639510410553121

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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