International Academic Journal of Business Management

  • ISSN 2454-2768

Work, Family and Personality: An Examination of Work-Family Conflict among Indian IT Employees

Dr. Shamini Srivastava and Dr. Urmila R. Srivastava

Abstract: Work-family conflict is unavoidable in modern western life. A plethora of studies have focused on the prevalence, antecedents, and outcomes of work-family conflict and family-work conflict, but empirical research regarding the role of personality factors have been only minimally considered as predictors of work–family conflict. Against this backdrop, the purpose of the present study is to investigate the role of personality in the experience of work-family conflict. Present study has conducted on the two hundred fifty married information technology (IT) professional from various software organization. Data were obtained on the basis of response of the IT professional by means of structured questionnaires. Different statistics (correlation coefficients and hierarchical regression analysis) have been used to examine the nature of relationships between big-five personality traits and work-family conflict. Findings of this study have revealed that neuroticism was found to be significantly positively related to the work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict. Further, the findings indicated significant negative associations between both the directions of work-family conflict (i.e. work-to-family and family-to-work conflict) and extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness traits. Finally, implications for the research and practice have been discussed

Keywords: Work-family conflict, personality, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness.

Page: 159-172

Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018