Are Acculturation Strategies and Perceived Social Justice Important for Work – Life Balance of Immigrants? The Case of Immigrants from Lithuania

Auksė Endriulaitienė, Kristina Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė, Aistė Pranckevičienė, Rasa Markšaitytė, Laura Šeibokaitė

Abstract


The study aimed to investigate the extent to which Lithuanian immigrants experience work – life conflict, taking into consideration different
life domains, and to test how acculturation strategies and perceived social justice predict different types of work – non-work conflict. 503
Lithuanian immigrants (76% females; mean age 32.28 years; length of immigration 5.24 years) working in different European countries participated in this study. They completed the self-report online questionnaire that included Work Spillover into Family Life scale, Acculturative Behaviour scale, Perceived Social Justice scale, and socio demographic questions. The results showed that work – home management conflict significantly dominated over a work – leisure conflict in the group of working immigrants, and only those Lithuanian immigrants who have children reported higher work – parent conflict compared to other types of work – non-work conflict. Higher assimilation level predicted lower work – leisure and lower work – home management conflict while higher integration level was related to higher work – home management conflict. Higher scores of Perceived Social Justice scale were related to lower work – non-work life conflict.

Keywords


Work-life conflict, Acculturation strategies, Perceived social justice, Lithuanian immigrants

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13165/SIIW-15-1-2-03

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