The role of gender and parental status in the relationship between organizational socializa-tion, work/family balance and job satisfaction: A model of moderate mediation

Author/s Paola Spagnoli, Michela Cortini, Liliya Scafuri Kovalchuk, Myriam Mazziotti
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/1 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 5-24 File size 284 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2019-001001
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Aim of the study is to contribute to the understanding of the mechanism by which work/ family balance could play a role in the process that leads to work satisfaction in today’s work activities characterized by repeated work and organizational transitions, and therefore by repeated socialization processes. Specifically, the study aims at examining a model of moderate mediation, where the effect of work/family balance mediates the relationship between organizational socialization and job satisfaction, and gender and parental status moderate the whole process. The model was tested using conditional process analysis through the bootstrapping procedure on a number of 927 workers. Evidence supported the mediation model but did not support the moderated mediation models. Results are discussed in light of the limits of the study, of the possible future directions of study and of the practical implica-tions deriving from them.

Keywords: Organizational socialization, work-family balance, job satisfaction, gender, parents.

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