The Relationship Between Big Five Personality Traits, Negative Affectivity, Type A Behavior, and Work-family Conflict

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Work-family conflict, Personality, Negative affectivity

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The relationships between negative affectivity, Type A, and the Big Five personality variables with both the form and direction of work–family conflict (WFC) were examined. The results demonstrated that different aspects of WFC related to different personality indicators. Negative affectivity was the dispositional variable studied that was most consistently related to the various types of conflict. Additionally, agreeableness related to time-based conflict and conscientiousness related to family interfering with work conflict. The results provide further support for the contention that dispositions relate to interactions between work and family.

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Journal of vocational behavior, v. 63, issue 3, p. 457-472