In order to examine the relationship among harmony, social support, self-control, and work-family conflict, three models were proposed on the basis of relevant theories: simple mediation model, complex mediation model with self-control as the mediating variable, and complex mediation model with social support and selfcontrol as mediation variables. The simple mediation model refers to the harmonious personality, social support indirectly predict the work-family conflict in parallel through self-control; complex mediation model with selfcontrol as mediation variable refers to harmony personality and social support predict work-family conflict through self-control; complex mediation model with social support and self-control as mediation variables refers to harmony personality predict work-family conflict through social support and self-control. The social support scale, self-control scale (SCS), impulsive scale (BIS), work-family conflict were administered to 200 employees from medical industry, financial industry and sales industry in Beijing. Model comparison of the three models using Structural Equation Modeling indicated that complex mediation model with self-control as mediation variable fit best to the data. Harmony personality acted as the predictive variable, self-control as the mediator, and work-family conflict as the outcome variable. In the complex mediation model, self-control was estimated as -0.043, with 95% confidence interval of mediation [-0.071, -0.022]. Self-control mediated the relationship of harmony personality, social support and work-family conflict, the compound mediation model that takes self-control as the mediating variable fits best.
Received 30 September 2017
Published 20 September 2018
GAN Yiqun, E-mail: ygan(at)pku.edu.cn
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CHEN Yidi, GAN Yiqun. Harmonious Personality, Social Support, Self-Control and Work-Family Conflict: Comparison of Three Models Based on Occupational Groups[J]. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 2018, 54(5): 1123-1132.