n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Job resources, work engagement and the mediating role of positive work-home interaction of police officers in the North West Province

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The aim of the present study was to test a structural model of job resources, positive work-home interaction (WHI) and work engagement, and to examine the possible mediating role of positive WHI in this relationship. A random sample of 468 police officers in the North West Province was taken. It was hypothesised that job resources are positively related to positive WHI and work engagement, and that there is also a positive relationship between positive WHI and work engagement. In addition, it was expected that positive WHI will partially mediate the relationship with work engagement. To test these hypotheses, structural equation modelling was used to determine the direct relationship between the variables as well as the (partial) mediating role of positive WHI. From the results, it can be concluded that there is a relationship between job resources, positive WHI and work engagement. In addition, the results suggest that job resources exert its positive effects directly on work engagement as well as indirectly through positive WHI, providing support for the partial mediating effect of positive WHI.

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