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Is it ok to be connected outside the office? The impact on well-being at work and the mediating role of the work and family relationship

Vânia Sofia Carvalho (Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)
Inês Correia (Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)
Maria José Chambel (Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 9 July 2021

Issue publication date: 7 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

To analyze the relationship between technology-assisted supplemental work (TASW) and well-being in the workplace – burnout and engagement. Furthermore, this study aims to test the relationship between TASW and burnout, mediated by work-to-family conflict (WFC) and the relationship between TASW and engagement mediated by work-to-family enrichment (WFE).

Design/methodology/approach

The data was collected from a service company operating in Portugal. A total of 338 responses from a services company in Portugal were analyzed. Two statistical programs were used for the data analysis: IBM statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS 25.0) and SPSS analysis of moment structures (AMOS 25.0).

Findings

The results highlight the positive relationship between TASW and engagement and the relationship between TASW and burnout, which only exists when WFC is present. Moreover, the relationship between TASW and engagement is stronger through WFE.

Originality/value

Using the conservation of resources theory as a framework, the results contribute to the literature by shedding further light upon the positive effects of TASW on employees’ well-being and the work and family relationship.

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Citation

Carvalho, V.S., Correia, I. and Chambel, M.J. (2022), "Is it ok to be connected outside the office? The impact on well-being at work and the mediating role of the work and family relationship", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 30 No. 6, pp. 1856-1856. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-01-2021-2577

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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