The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorBagraim, Jeffreyen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorJaga, Ameetaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGiuricich, Daniela Adrianaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-25T07:12:05Z
dc.date.available2016-07-25T07:12:05Z
dc.date.issued2016en_ZA
dc.description.abstractEmployees discretion over the scheduling of their work hours, often referred to as schedule flexibility, has been repeatedly linked to increases in both job satisfaction and family satisfaction. Despite the international research, evidence on these relationships has not been empirically tested in the South African context. There is also a gap in understanding the role of perceived work-to-family enrichment on the relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction. To address these gaps in our knowledge, this study investigated the relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction amongst South African employees, and assessed the role of work-to-family enrichment as a mediator of this relationship. Work-to-family enrichment occurs when a resource gain in the work domain promotes gains in the family domain. The propositions were tested among working parents that used schedule flexibility (N= 121) across multiple organisations in South Africa. Working parents responded to a self-report online survey. The questionnaire contained, inter alia, measures of schedule flexibility use, schedule flexibility availability, work-to-family enrichment, job satisfaction, family satisfaction and personal demographics. Correlation and regression analysis were used to test the propositions. Preacher and Hayes' (2004) PROCESS script was used to test mediation effects. The results of the analyses indicated that there is a significant positive and proportional relationship between the use of schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction. The use of schedule flexibility was more strongly correlated to job satisfaction than employee knowledge regarding the availability of schedule flexibility in the organisation. Further analysis showed that work-to-family enrichment mediated the relationship between schedule flexibility use and domain-specific satisfaction.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationGiuricich, D. A. (2016). <i>The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Organisational Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20648en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationGiuricich, Daniela Adriana. <i>"The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Organisational Psychology, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20648en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationGiuricich, D. 2016. The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Giuricich, Daniela Adriana AB - Employees discretion over the scheduling of their work hours, often referred to as schedule flexibility, has been repeatedly linked to increases in both job satisfaction and family satisfaction. Despite the international research, evidence on these relationships has not been empirically tested in the South African context. There is also a gap in understanding the role of perceived work-to-family enrichment on the relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction. To address these gaps in our knowledge, this study investigated the relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction amongst South African employees, and assessed the role of work-to-family enrichment as a mediator of this relationship. Work-to-family enrichment occurs when a resource gain in the work domain promotes gains in the family domain. The propositions were tested among working parents that used schedule flexibility (N= 121) across multiple organisations in South Africa. Working parents responded to a self-report online survey. The questionnaire contained, inter alia, measures of schedule flexibility use, schedule flexibility availability, work-to-family enrichment, job satisfaction, family satisfaction and personal demographics. Correlation and regression analysis were used to test the propositions. Preacher and Hayes' (2004) PROCESS script was used to test mediation effects. The results of the analyses indicated that there is a significant positive and proportional relationship between the use of schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction. The use of schedule flexibility was more strongly correlated to job satisfaction than employee knowledge regarding the availability of schedule flexibility in the organisation. Further analysis showed that work-to-family enrichment mediated the relationship between schedule flexibility use and domain-specific satisfaction. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa TI - The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20648 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/20648
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationGiuricich DA. The relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Organisational Psychology, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20648en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentOrganisational Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherOrganisational Psychologyen_ZA
dc.titleThe relationship between schedule flexibility and domain-specific satisfaction via work-to-family enrichment for working parents in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMComen_ZA
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