Daily Work-Family Conflict and Alcohol Use: Testing the Cross-Level Moderation Effects of Peer Drinking Norms and Social Support

Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 95, No. 2, 377–386, 2010

10 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015

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Mo Wang

University of Florida - Department of Management

Songqi Liu

Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Yujie Zhang

Portland State University - Department of Psychology

Junqi Shi

Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) - Lingnan (University) College

Date Written: March 2010

Abstract

In the current study, we conducted daily telephone interviews with a sample of Chinese workers (N=57) for 5 weeks to examine relationships between daily work-family conflict and alcohol use. Drawn from the tension reduction theory and the stressor-vulnerability model, daily work-family conflict variables were hypothesized to predict employees’ daily alcohol use. Further, social variables (i.e., peer drinking norms, family support, and coworker support) were hypothesized to moderate the relationship between work-family conflict and alcohol use. Results showed that daily work-to-family conflict but not family-to-work conflict had a significant within-subject main effect on daily alcohol use. In addition, there was significant between-subject variation in the relationship between work-to-family conflict and alcohol use, which was predicted by peer drinking norms, coworker support, and family support. The current findings shed light on the daily health behavior consequences of work-family conflict and provide important theoretical and practical implications.

Keywords: alcohol use, work-family conflict, peer drinking norms, social support, daily diary study

Suggested Citation

Wang, Mo and Liu, Songqi and Zhang, Yujie and Shi, Junqi, Daily Work-Family Conflict and Alcohol Use: Testing the Cross-Level Moderation Effects of Peer Drinking Norms and Social Support (March 2010). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 95, No. 2, 377–386, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627280

Mo Wang (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Department of Management ( email )

United States

Songqi Liu

Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 4050
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

Yujie Zhang

Portland State University - Department of Psychology ( email )

OR 97221
United States

Junqi Shi

Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) - Lingnan (University) College ( email )

135 Xingang Xi Road
Guangzhou, Guangdong 510275
China

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