Family routines and family satisfaction in Singapore: work–family fit as a moderator. By: Jones, Blake L; Hill, Edward J; Miller, Richard B. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. Jan2020, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p24-45. 22p.

This study explored the relationships between five types of everyday family routines (leisure, chores, TV viewing, worship, and meals) with family satisfaction, and the degree to which work–family fit (WFF) moderated this relationship. Data come from a nationally representative sample of workers in Singapore, using a subset of 623 married, employed parents. Results revealed that family routines were differentially related to family satisfaction, with TV viewing having the strongest positive relationship. WFF itself was directly related to greater family satisfaction and also moderated the relationships between family routines and family satisfaction. Findings suggest WFF – the perception of successfully integrating work and personal/family life – is strongly related to family satisfaction and may play a role in helping employed parents to experience benefits in the home, in the workplace, and even in their health and well‐being. Key points: Work‐family fit is an important issue that represents how well employees balance work and family. Work‐family fit is related to employees’ self‐reports of their level of satisfaction with their families. Work‐family fit seems to influence how often employees participate in various activities with their families.