Make-or-break: Work and family interface and wellbeing among small business owners

Sukanlaya Sawang, Hieu Nguyen

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationReshaping Management for Impact
Place of PublicationSydney
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Reshaping Management for Impact - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20145 Dec 2014
Conference number: 28

Conference

Conference28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Abbreviated titleANZAM
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/12/145/12/14

Keywords

  • Small Business Owners
  • Self-employed
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Wellbeing

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