Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Debra A. Major
Terry L. Dickinson
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.
Miller, Tonya A..
"Work-Life Role Integration: A Construct Validation Study"
(1999). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Psychology, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/ycj3-yc57