Major life events in family life, work engagement, and performance: A test of the work-home resources model

Arnold B. Bakker, Danyang Du, Daantje Derks

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Abstract

This weekly diary study (N = 185 persons, n = 443 occasions) investigates how major life events influence weekly resource use, work engagement, and job performance. On the basis of the work-home resources model, we propose that weekly rumination undermines effective use of personal resources (i.e., self-efficacy), whereas weekly psychological detachment from the major life events facilitates effective use. In addition, we hypothesize that work role centrality acts as a key resource, and amplifies the two-way interaction effects. Results of multilevel analyses were generally in line with predictions, and support the work-home resources model. The findings suggest that detachment may effectively prevent negative spillover from home to work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-249
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Key resources
  • Psychological detachment
  • Rumination
  • Spillover
  • Work-home resources model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology

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