Date of Award

Fall 1-1-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts In Psychology



First Advisor

Horvath, Michael

Second Advisor

Dr. Chieh-Chen Bowen

Third Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Vail


This study examined how certain individual characteristics (i.e., core selfevaluations) and domain characteristics (i.e., perceived family support) can impact one’s job satisfaction, positive affect, affective organizational commitment, job performance, and intentions to quit/leave the organization (i.e., quality of work life). This study also examined the interactive effects of core self-evaluations and perceived family support on one’s quality of work life. The data were collected through a survey posted on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. In total, there was 247 respondents. Findings showed that core selfevaluations were positively related to one’s quality of work life and perceived family support was positively related to affective organizational commitment, job performance, and positive affect. Finally, findings showed that core self-evaluations did moderate the relationship between perceived family support and quality of work life, such that the effects of perceived family support were stronger when the core self-evaluation of the individual is high rather than when it is low. The findings of this study can help future researchers improve their knowledge on what can impact one’s quality of work life. Moreover, the findings of this study address several gaps in the work-family literature by further examining the positive side of the work-family interface and considering both individual and situational factors that may promote one’s quality of work life.