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An investigation of the relationship between attachment styles and work-family linkage.
- This study attempts to explore whether different models of work-family relationship were possible for individuals with different attachment styles. A questionnaire survey was conducted using 263 employees working in four private and government sectors, Mandalay. Results suggested that individuals with a negative view of self (preoccupied and fearful) special usage is allowed were more likely to experience negative spillover from the family/home to the work domain than individuals with a positive view of self (secure and dismissing). Individuals with a preoccupied attachment pattern were more likely to experience negative spillover from work to the family domains than those with a secure or dismissing in style. Securely attached individuals experienced positive spillover in both work and family domains more than those in the other groups. Dismissing individuals were more likely to use a segmentation strategy than the other 3 attachment groups. However, when the conventional job satisfaction-life satisfaction relationship was examined, the data provided only partial support for the spillover model. Implications of the findings for both attachment and work-family relationship literatures are discussed.
May Lwin Nyein
- Journals of Myanmar Academic Art & Science