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When Family Supportive Supervisors Meet Employees’ Need for Caring

Russo, Marcello, Buonocore, Filomena, Carmeli, Avraham and Guo, Liang (2015) When Family Supportive Supervisors Meet Employees’ Need for Caring Journal of Management.

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Abstract

This article presents two studies that examine the moderated multiple mediation model between Family Supportive Supervisors Behaviors (FSSB) and individual’s thriving at work through psychological availability and work–family enrichment at conditional levels of need for caring. Drawing on the Resource-Gain-Development framework and self-determination theory, the results of the 6-month time-lagged data demonstrate, in Study 1 (Italian sample = 156), that FSSB is associated with greater individual thriving at work via work–family enrichment and that this indirect relationship is significant exclusively for those who perceive a higher need for caring. In Study 2 (Chinese sample = 356), the results demonstrate the relationship between FSSB and thriving at work is serially mediated by both psychological availability and work–family enrichment at the conditional level of need for caring. In particular, the results demonstrate that individuals with a higher need for caring responded more favorably to the presence of a family supportive supervisor than those experiencing a lower need for caring. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Russo, MarcelloUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Buonocore, FilomenaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Carmeli, Avrahama.carmeli@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Guo, LiangUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 4 December 2015
Identification Number : 10.1177/0149206315618013
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords : FSSB; Psychological availability; Work–family enrichment; Thriving at work; Need for caring; Italy; China
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Oct 2017 14:51
Last Modified : 17 Oct 2017 14:57
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842559

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