This study responds to calls for research on work-family aspects in entrepreneurship research. Our study examined the role of work-family conflict and enhancement on small business owners' (SBOs) wellbeing. We found work-family has negative direct effect on mental health, job and family satisfactions. Furthermore, we found that under high level of work-family conflict condition, SBOs who perceive a greater level of work-family enhancement would feel more satisfy with their life, job as well as family aspects. Interestingly, under high level of conflict, even SBOs perceive greater level of enhancement, it would not lessen the negative impact of the conflict on their mental health. These results suggest that once psychological health is harmed by work-family conflict, its negative consequences remain unchanged.
|Title of host publication||28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reshaping Management for Impact|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Reshaping Management for Impact - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 3 Dec 2014 → 5 Dec 2014
Conference number: 28
|Conference||28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference|
|Period||3/12/14 → 5/12/14|
- Small Business Owners
Sawang, S., & Nguyen, H. (2014). Make-or-break: Work and family interface and wellbeing among small business owners. In 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Reshaping Management for Impact Sydney.