Date of Award

Fall 1999

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Program/Concentration

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Committee Director

Debra A. Major

Committee Member

Terry L. Dickinson

Committee Member

Nancy Olivo

Committee Member

Barbara Winstead

Abstract

Two studies were conducted to define and validate the theoretical construct, role integration. Study 1 focused on producing a theoretical definition and a psychometrically sound measure. Content, convergent, and discriminant validity evidence was collected. Study 2 provided further validity evidence for the role integration construct by testing a conceptual model and refining the role integration measure. Study 1 and Study 2 established a psychometrically sound 12-item, two-factor role integration measure. The first factor focused on knowledge, skills, and experiences (KSE). The second factor focused on values, beliefs, and attitudes (VBA).

The conceptual model in Study 2 added the role integration construct to a well-established work-family conflict model to show its contribution to the existing literature. Partial replication and expansion of prior research on the work-family conflict model were demonstrated. Significant relationships were found among the role integration factors and various aspects of stress, work-family conflict, and satisfaction. Thus, role integration added a meaningful contribution to the work-family conflict model and warrants further investigation.

DOI

10.25777/ycj3-yc57

ISBN

9780599652743

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