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dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, Marit
dc.contributor.authorAanonsen, Iben Christine
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-07T08:33:01Z
dc.date.available2017-08-07T08:33:01Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/2449983
dc.description.abstractAcademic employees work in a demanding work environment where they are sensitive to experiencing work- family conflicts. The goal of this study was to investigate whether empowering leadership had an impact on work- family interactions among employees in the higher education sector. Additionally, the study investigated whether social support from supervisor and job autonomy would moderate the effects of empowering leadership on work- family interactions. Using the JD-R model and work- family enrichment theory, this study adds to the literature by studying work- family interactions in the higher education sector. Moreover, this is the first study to investigate the effects of empowering leadership on work- family interactions. Based on a self- reported questionnaire, collected by ARK Intervention Programme, data from 12159 respondents from the higher education sector in Norway were analysed. A PLS- SEM analysis was conducted with work- family facilitation and work- family conflict as the dependent variables. The results showed that empowering leadership had a positive effect on work- family facilitation. However, there were no significant findings of the effects of empowering leadership on work- family conflict. Nevertheless, the results indicate that social support from supervisor may enhance the negative effect of empowering leadership on work- family conflicts. Additionally, social support negatively moderated the positive effects of empowering leadership on work- family facilitation. Finally, job autonomy reduced the effects of empowering leadership on work- family conflict. More research is requested on what factors affect work- family interaction in the higher education, and additionally studies on group differences between academic and administrative employees.nb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.publisherNTNUnb_NO
dc.subjectempowering leadershipnb_NO
dc.subjectwork-family conflictnb_NO
dc.subjectwork-family facilitationnb_NO
dc.subjectJD-R modelnb_NO
dc.subjectfamily enrichement theorynb_NO
dc.subjectPLS-SEMnb_NO
dc.subjecthigher educationnb_NO
dc.titleEmpowering leadership and its impact on work-family interaction : a study on employees in higher educationnb_NO
dc.typeMaster thesisnb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260nb_NO
dc.description.localcodeDenne masteroppgaven vil etter forfatterens ønske ikke bli tilgjengelig i NTNU Open.


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