Definition(s):

“Strain-based conflict occurs when stress arising in one role is carried or transferred to the other role, with the consequent strain symptoms (e.g., anxiety, irritability) reducing effectiveness in the second role” (Greenhaus, J.H. et al, forthcoming).

Greenhaus, J. H., Allen, T. D., & Spector, P. E. (Forthcoming). Health consequences of work-family conflict: The dark side of the work-family interface. In Perrewe, P. L., & Ganster, D. C. (Eds.), Research in occupational stress and well-being, vol. 5. Amsterdam: Elsevier.