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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

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MOSTERT, Karina. The balance between work and home: the relationship between work and home demands and ill health of employed females. SA j. ind. Psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.1, pp. 145-152. ISSN 0258-5200.

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between work and home demands, work-home interference (WHI), home-work interference (HWI), and ill health of 500 employed females from various occupations. A structural model was tested with structural equation modelling. The results indicated that work demands (work pressure and work overload) are related to ill health (physical ill health, anxiety, depression) via WHI. On the other hand, home demands (home pressure and home overload) are directly related to HWI and to ill health.

Keywords : work demands; home demands; work-home interference; home-work interference; ill health.

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