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Professor dr. Arnold B. Bakker; Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Past President of EAWOP.

New in Journal of Vocational Behavior

[ 10-06-2010 ] New in Journal of Vocational BehaviorPrevious studies have convincingly shown that employees’ family lives can affect their work outcomes. We investigate whether family-to-work interference (FWI) experienced by the employee also affects the work outcomes of a co-worker. We predict that the employee's FWI has an effect on the co-worker's outcomes through the crossover of positive and negative work attitudes. Using a sample of 1430 co-worker dyads, we found that the employee's FWI had a positive relationship with the co-worker's sickness absence through the crossover of feelings of burnout. Similarly, employee FWI was positively related to co-worker turnover intention through the crossover of (reduced) work engagement. The results show that family matters at work, affecting not only employee but also co-worker work outcomes.

Ten Brummelhuis, L.L., Bakker, A.B. & Euwema, M.C. (2010, in press). Is Family-to-Work Interference Related to Co-workers’ Work Outcomes? Journal of Vocational Behavior.

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