The present study examines how supervisor support and family support are related to satisfaction with work-related international travel and what is the role of over-commitment, referring to individual s inability to withdraw from work, in those relationships. The study was conducted among 200 Finnish employees in jobs requiring international business travel. A moderated hierarchical regression analysis shows that over-commitment and the support of one s family were directly linked to satisfaction with work-related international travel. People who were over-committed at work experienced more satisfaction with work-related international travel if they received high levels of family support; however, no moderator effect was found for supervisor support. Our findings indicate that interventions aimed at reducing over-commitment and policies and practices that improve the work-life balance of international business travelers would help them to maintain important resources related to their satisfaction with work-related international travel.
|Title of host publication||Work and Family Interface in the International Career Context|
|Editors||Liisa Makela, Vesa Suutari|
|Place of Publication||Cham Switzerland|
|Pages||181 - 195|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Makela, L., De Cieri, H. L., & Mockaitis, A. I. (2015). International business traveler, is work always on your mind? An investigation of the relationship between sources of social support and satisfaction with work-related international travel: The moderating role of over-commitment. In L. Makela, & V. Suutari (Eds.), Work and Family Interface in the International Career Context (pp. 181 - 195). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17647-5_10