Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Thomas Kane

Keywords

work-family conflict, work schedule, shift work, employee well-being, health

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

The 24/7 economy fosters the continuous growth of nonstandard work schedules. Industries with a high percentage of nonstandard work schedules are occupied by low skill, low-income workers. The incompatibilities between work schedule and normative family activities has deleterious outcomes for the worker, their organization, and broader society. This study suggests the integration of multiple fields to examine the association between works schedule, work-family conflict, and outcomes related to employee and family well-being. This study encompassed a sample of hourly production workers from three mid-sized Midwestern organizations. A mediating relationship is predicted whereby the stressors associated with work-life conflict due to work schedules lead to reduced life satisfaction, family satisfaction, job satisfaction, affective commitment, OCBs, and increased parental stress.

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© Stephanie Lauren Persaud

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