Date of Award




Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Department of Public Administration and Policy

Content Description

1 online resource (x, 174 pages) : illustrations

Dissertation/Thesis Chair

R. Karl Rethemeyer

Committee Members

Kathleen L. Deloughery, Michael T. Ford


Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction, Self-Rated Health, Well-Being, Work and Family, Work and family, Work-life balance, Job satisfaction, Job stress, Sex role, Quality of work life, Quality of life

Subject Categories

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene | Organizational Behavior and Theory


This study aimed to address the main research question of how work and family role stressors effect employees' well-being. In particular, this study addressed four main research topics: (a) whether work and family role stressors are significantly associated with well-being indicators; (b) whether work and family role stressors are related differently to well-being for men and women; (c) whether work and family role stressors have cross-domain effects, and which domain has more predictive power to explain an individual's healthiness; and (d) whether any differences exist between private- and public-sector employees in the relationship between work and family role stressors and well-being.