American Journal of Applied Sciences

Impact of Dispositional Factors and Work-Family Conflict on Job Satisfaction among Single Mother Employees

Aminah Ahmad and Noryati Ngah

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2011.1107.1115

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 11

Pages 1107-1115

Abstract

Problem statement: Few studies have tested the indirect effects of dispositional factors including perfectionism and locus of control on job satisfaction through work-family conflict. Approach: This study examined the indirect effects of perfectionism and locus of control on job satisfaction through work-family conflict. The sample consisted of 159 single mother employees. Data were gathered using self-administered questionnaires. The data were analyzed using structural equation modeling procedure to determine if the hypothesized model fit the data. Results: The results showed that perfectionism and locus of control were significantly related to work-family conflict and that work-family conflict in turn was related to job satisfaction. The results support the indirect path between locus of control and job satisfaction through work-family conflict. The indirect path between maladaptive perfectionism and job satisfaction through work-family conflict was also supported. Conclusion: This study establishes the presence of indirect effects of maladaptive perfectionism and internal locus of control on job satisfaction through work-family conflict and verifies that maladaptive perfectionism and internal locus of control can result in work-family conflict which can consequently lead to a reduction in job satisfaction.

Copyright

© 2011 Aminah Ahmad and Noryati Ngah. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.