This study developed and tested a structural model that examined the relationships among parents' work-family conflict, frustration, non-supportive parenting behaviors, and children's work centrality. Data were collected from a sample that included undergraduates and their parents. Results of structural equation modeling analyses supported a spillover effect of paternal and maternal work-family conflict on their frustration. Findings also showed that paternal frustration was significantly related to non-supportive paternal parenting behaviors. However, maternal frustration was not significantly related to non-supportive maternal parenting behavior. Paternal non-supportive parenting behavior was significantly and negatively associated with children's work centrality while maternal non-supportive parenting behavior was not. Implications of the findings are discussed. © 2012 International Association of Applied Psychology.
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