System Dynamics Model and Simulation of Employee Work-Family Conflict in the Construction Industry
AbstractThe construction industry is a demanding work environment where employees’ work-family conflict is particularly prominent. This conflict has a significant impact on job and family satisfaction and performance of employees. In order to analyze the dynamic evolution of construction industry employee’s work-family conflict between work and family domains, this paper constructs a bi-directional dynamic model framework of work-family conflict by referring to the relevant literature. Consequently, a system dynamics model of employee’s work-family conflict in the construction industry is established, and a simulation is conducted. The simulation results indicate that construction industry employees experience work interference with family conflict (WIFC) levels which are significantly greater than the family interference with work conflict (FIWC) levels. This study also revealed that improving work flexibility and organizational support can have a positive impact on the satisfaction and performance of construction industry employees from a work and family perspective. Furthermore, improving family support can only significantly improve employee job satisfaction. View Full-Text
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Wu, G.; Duan, K.; Zuo, J.; Yang, J.; Wen, S. System Dynamics Model and Simulation of Employee Work-Family Conflict in the Construction Industry. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1059.
Wu G, Duan K, Zuo J, Yang J, Wen S. System Dynamics Model and Simulation of Employee Work-Family Conflict in the Construction Industry. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(11):1059.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Guangdong; Duan, Kaifeng; Zuo, Jian; Yang, Jianlin; Wen, Shiping. 2016. "System Dynamics Model and Simulation of Employee Work-Family Conflict in the Construction Industry." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 11: 1059.
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