n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Negative work-family and family-work conflicts and the relationship with career satisfaction among sport coaching officials

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


In contemporary society the dominant life domains for most individuals are work and family life. These have replaced the traditional breadwinner-homemaker family as the predominant family model, partially due to an increase in dual-income households. Sport offers a unique vantage point from which to investigate important aspects of human behaviour such as work-family conflict and family-work conflicts because sport coaching officials often spend long and non-traditional working hours which also involve significant travel. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between negative work-family-conflict (NWFC) and negative family-work-conflict (NFWC) and the relationship with career satisfaction among sport coaching officials. Data were gathered from 222 sport coaching officials, both male and female. Results indicate that coaching officials with families experience both NWFC and NFWC which impact on their career satisfaction. In addition, no significant differences were noted regarding gender and work-family interfaces. The findings highlight the need for further research on career satisfaction inclusive of negative and positive work-life interfaces in sport organisations.

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