A question of time: Daily time allocation between work and private life

Unger, Dana ; Niessen, Cornelia ; Sonnentag, Sabine ; Neff, Angela

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12045
URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259553091...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Volume: 87
Issue number: 1
Page range: 158-176
Place of publication: Letchworth [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0963-1798 , 2044-8325
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Abstract: This diary study investigates time allocation between work and private life of dual‐earner couples. Addressing the association between positive and negative experiences in romantic relationships and time spent on work, we test propositions derived from a general control‐theoretical approach. We also study the consequences of time allocation to work and private life for relationship‐oriented needs and goals (i.e., intimacy and social support). A total of 152 persons (i.e., 76 couples), mainly working in academia, took part in our study. Using multilevel path analysis, we found support for the general control‐theoretical approach. Relationship quality was positively and relationship hassles were negatively associated with time spent on work. We found evidence for a trade‐off between time spent on work and relationship time. Relationship time in turn was positively associated with intimacy and social support. In our discussion, we stress the importance of time control in organizations in order to support employees in their daily trade‐off between time spent on work and on the relationship.

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