Montazer, Shirin, Krista M. Brumley & Katheryn Maguire (2020): Overnight work-travel, work-to-family conflict, and psychological distress, The Social Science Journal, DOI: 10.1080/03623319.2020.1756175.

Overnight work-related travel is a job demand that is increasing among employees in the United States. Research suggests the impact of overnight work-related travel is positively associated with work-to-family conflict and mental health problems, such as psychological distress. By using data from a sample of 123 employed adults that travel overnight for work and live in dual-earner households in the United States, we examined the associations between the duration of overnight work-related travel and (a) work-family conflict and (b) psychological distress. We also examined if the associations between overnight work-related travel and our outcomes were moderated by the gender of the respondent. Results indicated positive associations between the duration of overnight work-related travel and both work-family conflict and distress, but only among men, as compared to women. Our results signal a potential shift in the experience of work and family between men and women that may have differing consequences for their work-family conflict and mental health. Our results highlight a need for further research in this area.