Degree Granting Department
Tammy D. Allen
mindfulness, work-family conflict
Past research has found that work-family conflict is related to trait mindfulness, a unique disposition due to its amenability to change through training. This longitudinal study incorporated a mindfulness-based intervention including a mindfulness-based workshop and behavioral self-monitoring (BSM) in an attempt to reduce work-family conflict in employees. Trait mindfulness was correlated with work-family conflict across time. The intervention increased participants' trait mindfulness and decreased WIF, but did not reduce FIW. There was minimal support for the moderating roles of negative affect and perceived stress on the impact of the intervention. Overall the results provide support for the efficacy of mindfulness-based training as a provision to mitigate WIF. Theoretical and practical implications, as well as future research directions, are also discussed.
Scholar Commons Citation
Kiburz, Kaitlin M., "Being Present at Work and at Home: Can a Mindfulness-Based Intervention Reduce Work-Family Conflict?" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.