Parent and Child Experiences of Parental Work–Family Conflict and Satisfaction with Work and Family. By: Morr Loftus, Mary Claire; Droser, Veronica A. Journal of Family Issues. Sep2020, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p1649-1673. 25p.

This study examined the relationship between  parent and young adult child perceptions of parental work–family  conflict and work and family satisfaction. Data were collected from 112  parent–child dyads, and children perceived parents to experience  significantly more strain-based work–family conflict than parents  reported. Parent and child did not differ in ratings of five other  dimensions of parent’s work–family and family–work conflict. Parent and  child ratings of the parent’s experience of all three dimensions of  work–family conflict and one of three dimensions of family–work  conflict were positively correlated. Four actor–partner interdependence  models using multilevel modeling tested dyadic effects of work–family  or family–work conflict on work or family satisfaction. Negative actor  effects were found for behavior-based work–family and family–work  conflict and for strain-based family–work conflict on family  satisfaction. Negative actor effects existed for behavior-based  work–family and family–work conflict on work satisfaction, and  behavior-based work–family conflict also had a negative partner effect  on work satisfaction.