The Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS): development and initial validation of a self-report measure of work-family conflict for use with parents

Haslam, Divna, Filus, Ania, Morawska, Alina, Sanders, Matthew R. and Fletcher, Renee (2014) The Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS): development and initial validation of a self-report measure of work-family conflict for use with parents. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 46 3: 346-357. doi:10.1007/s10578-014-0476-0


Author Haslam, Divna
Filus, Ania
Morawska, Alina
Sanders, Matthew R.
Fletcher, Renee
Title The Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS): development and initial validation of a self-report measure of work-family conflict for use with parents
Journal name Child Psychiatry & Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-398X
1573-3327
Publication date 2014-06-12
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10578-014-0476-0
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Issue 3
Start page 346
End page 357
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This paper outlines the development and validation of the Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS) designed to measure work-to-family conflict (WFC) and family-to-work conflict (FWC) for use with parents of young children. An expert informant and consumer feedback approach was utilised to develop and refine 20 items, which were subjected to a rigorous validation process using two separate samples of parents of 2-12 year old children (n = 305 and n = 264). As a result of statistical analyses several items were dropped resulting in a brief 10-item scale comprising two subscales assessing theoretically distinct but related constructs: FWC (five items) and WFC (five items). Analyses revealed both subscales have good internal consistency, construct validity as well as concurrent and predictive validity. The results indicate the WAFCS is a promising brief measure for the assessment of work-family conflict in parents. Benefits of the measure as well as potential uses are discussed.
Keyword Work-to-family conflict
Family-to-work conflict
Working parents
Validation
Measure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 12 June 2014.

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