How was your day, darling? A literature review of positive and negative crossover at the work-family interface in couples

TitleHow was your day, darling? A literature review of positive and negative crossover at the work-family interface in couples
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSteiner, RS, Krings, F
JournalEuropean Psychologist
Volume21
Number4
Pagination296–315
ISSN1016-9040, 1878-531X
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to review recent research on negative and positive crossover from work to family and from family to work in couples. The results of the 58 included studies mainly highlight indirect crossover based on spillover processes and marital interactions. More specifically, they show that incumbents’ positive and negative experiences at work cross over to their spouses’ well-being or family functioning through experiences of work-family enrichment and work-family conflict, respectively, and, for negative crossover, through negative marital interactions. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed and directions for future research are outlined.

URLhttps://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1027/1016-9040/a000275
DOI10.1027/1016-9040/a000275