Path to Well-being: Moderated Mediation Model of Perfectionism, Family-Work Conflict, and Gender. By: Ekmekci, Ozge Tayfur; Metin Camgoz, Selin; Bayhan Karapinar, Pinar. Journal of Family Issues. Aug2021, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p1852-1879. 28p.

The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it aims to investigate the mediating role of family-work conflict (FWC) on the relationship between the dimensions of perfectionism (adaptive vs. maladaptive) and well-being, and second, it aims to explore whether gender moderates this mediated relationship. Data are gathered from 238 dual working and married employees working in different sectors. The moderated mediation analyses are conducted using PROCESS macro developed by Hayes and Preacher (2013). The findings reveal that FWC plays a critical mediating role in transmitting the effects of maladaptive perfectionism to well-being. Regarding it the moderated relationship, we find that the positive relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and FWC is stronger for men than it is for women. However, the effect of adaptive perfectionism on FWC is found to be stronger for women compared to that for men. We discuss these findings in relation to gender roles and FWC policies and research.