Thursday, 3 May 2012

Trait mindfulness and work–family balance among working parents: The mediating effects of vitality and sleep quality

an article by Tammy D. Allen and Kaitlin M. Kiburz (The University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, USA) published in Journal of Vocational Behavior Volume 80 Issue 2 (April 2012)


The present study investigates the relationship between trait mindfulness and work–family balance among a sample of working parents.

Sleep quality and vitality are tested as mediators of this relationship.

Results indicate that those with greater mindfulness report greater work–family balance, better sleep quality, and greater vitality. As expected, the relationship between mindfulness and work–family balance was mediated by sleep quality and vitality. Results support the usefulness of further examination of the benefits of mindfulness in the work–family context.

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