Westman states that “…spillover (is) stress experienced in one domain of life results in stress in  the other domain for the same individual.. spillover is… intra-individual… Thus, spillover is a process by which attitudes and behavior carry over from one role to another” (Westman, 2005).

Westman, M. (2005). Crossover of stress and strain between spouses. In M. Pitt-Catsouphes, E.E. Kossek & P. Raskin (Eds.), Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia.Chestnut Hill, MA: Sloan Work and Family Research Network. Retrieved from