Job Characteristics as the Antecedents of Work-to-family Enrichment: A Literature Review

Siti Khadijah Zainal Badri; Siti Aisyah Panatik
August 2013
Journal of Social & Development Sciences;Aug2013, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p394
Academic Journal
Work-to-family enrichment refers to the work and family interdependency which is beneficial to the human being. It is a positive construct which views the work-family relationship in a positive perspective. Work-to-family enrichment is a situation where the positive experience in work helps to enrich the participation in family domain. Previous literature suggest that job characteristics are among the relevent predictors of work-to-family enrichment. Job Characteristic Model (JCM) is a popular model which explains the impact of work design towards an various psychological state and outcome. JCM consists of five predictive core job dimensions which are skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and feedback. The current paper discusses the role of five core job dimension in JCM as antecedents to the work-to-family enrichment. Specifically, it includes the past literatures which discusses the relationship between the five core job dimensions and work-to-family enrichment. The paper also includes implications of the study to the future researcher.


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