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This measure (Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict) was developed by Netemeyer et al. (1996). It uses separate subscales to assess the extent of both work-family conflict and family-work conflict. The subscales for work-family conflict and family-work conflict are parsimonious, using five items each. The measure was designed to elimi nate items present in other measures of work-family and family-work con flict that may measure outcomes rather then the conflict itself.
Coefficient alpha values for the subscales for both work-family conflict and family-work conflict ranged from .88 to .89. In addition, confirmatory factor analyses showed that the factor loadings and factor correlations were invari ant across three samples (Netemeyer et al., 1996).
Work-family conflict and family-work conflict both correlated negatively with job satisfaction and life satisfaction across three samples. Work-family conflict and family-work conflict both correlated positively with job ten sion, intention to leave, and burnout. Work-family conflict correlated posi tively with number of hours worked. Family-work conflict correlated pos itively with number of children living at home. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the subscales for work-family conflict and family-work conflict were empirically distinct (Netemeyer et al., 1996).
Netemeyer, R. G., Boles, J. S., & McMurrian, R. (1996). Development and validation of work-family conflict and family-work conflict scales. Journal of Applied Psychology, 81(4), 400-410. Items were taken from the appendix, 410. Copyright © 1996 by the American Psychological Association. Reprinted with permission.
Responses are obtained using a 7-point Likert-type scale where 1 = strongly disagree and 7 = strongly agree.
Work-family conflict items:
- The demands of my work interfere with my home family life
- The amount of time my job takes up makes it difficult to fulfill family responsibilities
- Things I want to do at home do not get done because of the demands my job puts on me
- My job produces strain that makes it difficult to make changes to my plans for family activities
- Due to work-related duties, I have to make changes to my plans for family activities
Family-work conflict items:
- The demands of my family or spouse/partner interfere with work related activities
- I have to put off doing things at work because of demands on my time at home
- Things I want to do at work don’t get done because of the demands of my family or spouse/partner
- My home life interferes with my responsibilities at work such as getting to work on time, accomplishing daily tasks, and working overtime
- Family-related strain interferes with my ability to perform job-related duties