Markus Grams

The Role of Individual Involvement Pattern on Work, Family and Life satisfaction

The notion of Individual Involvement Patterns (IIPs) comprises engagement in the work as well as family domain, thereby applying a more holistic view on work-family involvement. This study investigates the influence of these patterns on satisfaction as well as task related measures and proposes moderating effects of a person's resources, such as coping strategies, social support and task autonomy on this relationship. Assessing cross sectional data of 387 subjects and a longitudinal sample consisting of 460 participants, we tried to contribute to a more integrative approach to work-life balance issues. Results suggested that the relationship between work and family can be characterised by conflict and enhancement, depending on a person's individual characteristics and available resources.