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Does work and family imbalance impact the satisfaction of police force employees? A “net or a web” model

Does work and family imbalance impact the satisfaction of police force employees? A “net or a... The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of work–family conflict (WFC) and family–work conflict (FWC) on the level of job satisfaction for the police force employees, considering organizational and community embeddedness as the two moderators.Design/methodology/approachA convenience-based sample of 345 employees working in the capital city police force was collected using a questionnaire-based survey.FindingsA negative association was found between WFC and the employees’ job satisfaction, and both organizational and community embeddedness were found to moderate these associations.Research limitations/implicationsThe study suggests policymakers to develop HR strategies to mitigate work and family imbalances in order to enhance job satisfaction among the police force employees.Practical implicationsPractically, this study contributes by suggesting flexible working hours and reducing the workload of the police force.Originality/valueThis study highlights the importance of the effects of community and organizational embeddedness on the associations between inter-role conflicts and job satisfaction among police force employees. The study adds to the limited literature on the constructs of WFC and FWC to elucidate the moderating role of embeddedness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management Emerald Publishing

Does work and family imbalance impact the satisfaction of police force employees? A “net or a web” model

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1363-951X
DOI
10.1108/pijpsm-05-2018-0061
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of work–family conflict (WFC) and family–work conflict (FWC) on the level of job satisfaction for the police force employees, considering organizational and community embeddedness as the two moderators.Design/methodology/approachA convenience-based sample of 345 employees working in the capital city police force was collected using a questionnaire-based survey.FindingsA negative association was found between WFC and the employees’ job satisfaction, and both organizational and community embeddedness were found to moderate these associations.Research limitations/implicationsThe study suggests policymakers to develop HR strategies to mitigate work and family imbalances in order to enhance job satisfaction among the police force employees.Practical implicationsPractically, this study contributes by suggesting flexible working hours and reducing the workload of the police force.Originality/valueThis study highlights the importance of the effects of community and organizational embeddedness on the associations between inter-role conflicts and job satisfaction among police force employees. The study adds to the limited literature on the constructs of WFC and FWC to elucidate the moderating role of embeddedness.

Journal

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 22, 2019

Keywords: Job satisfaction; Community embeddedness; Family work conflict; Organizational embeddedness; Work-family conflict

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