First Advisor

Leslie Hammer

Term of Graduation

Summer 2021

Date of Publication

7-29-2021

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Psychology

Department

Psychology

Language

English

DOI

10.15760/etd.7636

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 104 pages)

Abstract

Relying on previously collected data from the Work, Family and Health Study (WFHS), and drawing from a sample of 75 supervisors working in the extended healthcare industry, this research investigation empirically tested propositions of the Work-Home Resources Model to explore antecedents of family-supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB). To explore these relationships a longitudinal, multi-level structural equation model (MSEM) was used to examine how supervisor contextual resources (spousal support) and demands (spousal strain) in the home domain impacted employee perceptions of these supervisors' FSSB through gains in personal resources (psychological distress) across three time points. Results from the MSEM model confirmed one hypothesis, namely that supervisor spousal strain at baseline was significantly and negatively related to FSSB at 12 months. Neither the mediational mechanism of psychological distress, nor any of the other hypothesized relationships between spousal support and FSSB were supported. Limitations and future directions are discussed.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/36277

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