n Management Dynamics : Journal of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists - Components of burnout as mediators of the influence of work-home conflict on organisational commitment and satisfaction with life

Volume 29 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1019-567X


Work-home conflict is a universal phenomenon that has various outcomes for employees and organisations, such as job burnout (emotional exhaustion and cynicism), satisfaction with life, and organisational commitment. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between these variables and, more specifically, whether the two main components of burnout mediate the relationship between work-home conflict and affective organisational commitment, and work-home conflict and employees’ satisfaction with life. A convenience sample including 212 full-time employees from various South African private and public organisations was included in the study. A survey using a structured questionnaire was used to gather the data. The hypotheses were tested using the covariance-based structural equations modelling software Mplus 8.2. The results showed that the relationship between work-home conflict and affective organisational commitment is mediated by cynicism, but not by emotional exhaustion, whereas the relationship between work-home conflict and satisfaction with life is mediated by emotional exhaustion, but not by cynicism.

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