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Type: Journal article
Title: System dynamics model and simulation of employee work-family conflict in the construction industry
Author: Wu, G.
Duan, K.
Zuo, J.
Yang, J.
Wen, S.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016; 13(11):1059-1-1059-17
Publisher: MDPI
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1661-7827
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Guangdong Wu, Kaifeng Duan, Jian Zuo, Jianlin Yang and Shiping Wen
Abstract: The construction industry is a demanding work environment where employees' work-family conflict is particularly prominent. This conflict has a significant impact on job and family satisfaction and performance of employees. In order to analyze the dynamic evolution of construction industry employee's work-family conflict between work and family domains, this paper constructs a bi-directional dynamic model framework of work-family conflict by referring to the relevant literature. Consequently, a system dynamics model of employee's work-family conflict in the construction industry is established, and a simulation is conducted. The simulation results indicate that construction industry employees experience work interference with family conflict (WIFC) levels which are significantly greater than the family interference with work conflict (FIWC) levels. This study also revealed that improving work flexibility and organizational support can have a positive impact on the satisfaction and performance of construction industry employees from a work and family perspective. Furthermore, improving family support can only significantly improve employee job satisfaction.
Keywords: construction employees
system dynamics
work-family conflict
Rights: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13111059
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