Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Work-family conflict is a prevalent and increasingly important issue for both employers and employees due to the adverse effects it can produce. Prior research has shown that income has a relationship with several well-being constructs. However, the relationship income has with work-family conflict is relatively understudied (Byron, 2007). The few studies that do examine income show inconsistent findings (Byron, 2007). One reason for this may be the definition of income used. I used a longitudinal sample of 606 Mechanical Turk workers to examine the relationship between income and work-family conflict more precisely by redefining the way income is measured. Additionally, I sought to examine the mechanisms by which income and work-family conflict share a relationship and found that higher-income employees do have more resources to cope with the negative effects of work-family conflict but that one resource alone may not be sufficient to buffer the effects, rather a combination of resources is needed.
Burns, Deanna, "The Missing Link: An Examination of Mediators in the Income-Work-Family Conflict Relationship" (2015). All Theses. 2095.