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Aspekte der Work-Life-Balance aus motivationspsychologischer Perspektive: Zielkonflikte zwischen Beruf und Familie


Schnelle, J; Brandstätter, Veronika; Moser, B (2009). Aspekte der Work-Life-Balance aus motivationspsychologischer Perspektive: Zielkonflikte zwischen Beruf und Familie. Personalführung, 42(2):46-54.

Abstract

Zielkonflikte bewältigen
Nach dem derzeitigen Forschungsstand gilt als gesichert, dass eine geringe Work-Life-Balance mit mangelnder Lebenszufriedenheit im Zusammenhang steht. Dennoch bleiben zahlreiche Detailfragen offen: Kann eine mangelnde Work-Life-Balance auf unterschiedlichen Zielkonflikttypen beruhen? Und welche Rolle spielen personale und soziale Faktoren beim Erleben von Zielkonflikten? Diese Fragen haben die Autorinnen im Rahmen einer Online-Befragung untersucht.

Summary

Goal Conflicts and Work-Life Balance
The fact that a lack of work-life balance is closely connected to a lack of satisfaction with life might not be surprising, considering the current state of research on this phenomenon. However, in the present study the widely discussed topic work-life balance was examined more differentiated from the perspective of psychology of goals. An online questionnaire carried out on more than one hundred Swiss employees from the service sector generated three central findings. First, it showed that different types of conflict correlated with judgements on satisfaction in different areas of life. Secondly, it turned out that this relationship is mediated through motivational and social factors - both one's subjective rating of goal progress as well as the support by the family are important links for the relationship between goal conflicts and dissatisfaction. Finally, personal selfmanagement-competencies can minimize or increase one's experience of goal conflicts. For the advisory context it can therefore become helpful to recognize the predominant conflict type of the employees because different measures to support a work-life-balance are meaningful.

Abstract

Zielkonflikte bewältigen
Nach dem derzeitigen Forschungsstand gilt als gesichert, dass eine geringe Work-Life-Balance mit mangelnder Lebenszufriedenheit im Zusammenhang steht. Dennoch bleiben zahlreiche Detailfragen offen: Kann eine mangelnde Work-Life-Balance auf unterschiedlichen Zielkonflikttypen beruhen? Und welche Rolle spielen personale und soziale Faktoren beim Erleben von Zielkonflikten? Diese Fragen haben die Autorinnen im Rahmen einer Online-Befragung untersucht.

Summary

Goal Conflicts and Work-Life Balance
The fact that a lack of work-life balance is closely connected to a lack of satisfaction with life might not be surprising, considering the current state of research on this phenomenon. However, in the present study the widely discussed topic work-life balance was examined more differentiated from the perspective of psychology of goals. An online questionnaire carried out on more than one hundred Swiss employees from the service sector generated three central findings. First, it showed that different types of conflict correlated with judgements on satisfaction in different areas of life. Secondly, it turned out that this relationship is mediated through motivational and social factors - both one's subjective rating of goal progress as well as the support by the family are important links for the relationship between goal conflicts and dissatisfaction. Finally, personal selfmanagement-competencies can minimize or increase one's experience of goal conflicts. For the advisory context it can therefore become helpful to recognize the predominant conflict type of the employees because different measures to support a work-life-balance are meaningful.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:German
Date:February 2009
Deposited On:23 Feb 2010 09:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:09
Publisher:Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Personalfuehrung
ISSN:0723-3868
Official URL:http://www.dgfp.de/de/content/articles/022009-work-life-balance-aus-sicht-der-motivationspsychologie-1100/

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