Work-family conflict and safety participation of high-speed railway drivers: Job satisfaction as a mediator

Despite the large body of work on the work-family interface, hardly any literature has addressed the work-family interface in safety-critical settings. This study draws from social exchange theory to examine the effect of employees’ strain-based work-to-family conflict on their supervisors’ rating of their safety participation through job satisfaction. The sample consisted of 494 drivers from a major railway company in China. The results of a structural equation model revealed that drivers’ strain-based work-to-family conflict negatively influences safety participation, and the relationship was partially mediated by job satisfaction. These findings highlight the importance of reducing employees’ work-to-family conflict in safety-critical organizations.


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  • Accession Number: 01612299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2016 9:55AM