Title: Work-family conflict and intention to quit: the mediating role of emotional dissonance

Authors: Subhash C. Kundu; Nidhi Gaba

Addresses: Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar-125001, Haryana, India ' Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar-125001, Haryana, India; Mittal School of Business, LPU, Phagwara, 144411, Punjab, India

Abstract: The current study was performed to explore the linkages between work-family conflict, emotional dissonance and intention to quit. Primary data drawn from 346 employees belonging to 93 organisations were analysed to ascertain whether emotional dissonance mediates the relationship between work-family conflict and intention to quit. Multiple regression analysis was carried out to test the stated hypotheses. Based on the results of the data analysis of the study it was found that the work-family conflict had positive significant influence on intention to quit. Further, emotional dissonance is established as a key mediating mechanism between the work-family conflict and intention to quit.

Keywords: work-family conflict; family-work conflict; emotional dissonance; intention to quit; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2018.095764

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2018 Vol.21 No.4, pp.464 - 483

Received: 17 Apr 2017
Accepted: 05 Aug 2017

Published online: 04 Oct 2018 *

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