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

Aminah Ahmad1 and Noryati Ngah1
  • 1 Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 11, 2011, 1107-1115

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.1107.1115

Published On: 1 October 2011

How to Cite: Ahmad, A. & Ngah, N. (2011). Impact of Dispositional Factors and Work-Family Conflict on Job Satisfaction among Single Mother Employees. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(11), 1107-1115. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.1107.1115

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Keywords

  • Perfectionism
  • locus of control
  • work-family conflict
  • job satisfaction