I can Better Perform if I get Paid More: The Moderating Role of Income on the Relationship between Work Family Conflict and Employee Performance

N Kengatharan

Abstract


Seminal research studies carried out in the sphere of work family conflict lent credence to the notion that work family conflict is a deleterious factor damaging employee performance at work. Consequently, this study close looked at moderating role of income in negating the negative relationship between work family conflict and employee performance.  Using random sampling techniques, a total of 124 employees working in apparel industry located in Trincomalee district were selected. Data were garnered using self-administrated questionnaire.  Results revealed that the level of income moderated the relationship between work family conflict and employee performance such the negative relationship between work family conflict and employee performance is stronger at low level of income, nonetheless, negative relationship was negated at high level of income. Needless to say, this study makes theoretical contribution to the frontiers of work family conflict and proffers practical implications and would serve as a springboard for future research studies.

 Keywords: Apparel Industry, Employee Performance, Work Family Conflict


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