Relationships Among Work and Non-Work Challenge and Hindrance Stressors and Non-Work and Work Criteria: A Model of Cross-Domain Stressor Effects

Jeffery LePine, Marcie LePine, Jessica R. Saul

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In this chapter we extend previous theory on the effects of stressors at the intersection of the work-family interface by considering the challenge stressor-hindrance stressor framework. Our central proposition is that stressors in one domain (work or non-work) are associated with criteria in the same domain and across domains through four core mediating variables. Through this theoretical lens we develop a set of propositions, which as a set, suggest that managing the work-family interface involves balancing the offsetting indirect effects of challenge and hindrance stressors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-72
Number of pages38
JournalResearch in Occupational Stress and Well Being
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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