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Dev Dalal, Colin Leach

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Master of Arts

Open Access

Open Access


There are many personality and contextual variables that can contribute to negative home-domain functioning. The current study examined the effect of two specific variables, workaholism and telecommuting, on work-life issues. A moderated mediation model was tested, in which boundary flexibility mediated the relationship between workaholism and telecommuting and work-to-family conflict and family disengagement. Additionally, telecommuting was tested as a moderator of the indirect effect of workaholism on work-life issues through boundary flexibility willingness. I recruited 494 full-time, salaried, working adults through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Though there were many significant direct effects, the data only suggested partial support for the indirect relationship of workaholism on family disengagement through boundary flexibility willingness. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Major Advisor

Janet Barnes-Farrell