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SEMINAR | The Work-Family Interface: Impacts on Health and Wellbeing



Start Date

11 Dec 2015 1:00 pm

End Date

11 Dec 2015 2:30 pm

Please join us for a special seminar co-hosted by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) and the UTAS Workplace Health and Wellbeing Network (WHWN):

Venue: Harvard Lecture Theatre 1, Centenary Building (Hobart) and D131 (Newnham)

To be followed by afternoon tea in the Level 4 Function Space.

Prof Tammy Allen, University of South Florida:  Work-Family Balance: An Occupational Health Psychology Perspective 

In this talk I will provide a brief overview of the growing discipline of occupational health psychology followed by research on work-family issues with health-related implications. Specifically, I will share research on mindfulness as an intervention that can facilitate work‑family balance, and research concerning the health related outcomes of work-family conflict for individuals and for families

Dr Huong Dinh, ANU:  The impact of change and stability in work-family conflict on children's mental health:  findings from an Australian longitudinal study

The paper examines how parents' work environments can significantly impact family life. Work-family conflict (WFC) has been found to be associated with couple relationship quality, parent mental health, and parenting quality. These findings raise the question of whether the adverse impacts of WFC for parents flows on to impact their children's mental health and wellbeing. The current study utilises five waves of Australian longitudinal data (child ages 4-5 to 12-13 years) from employed mothers and fathers to examine the impact of transitions into and out of WFC on children's mental health (measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)). The findings show that changes in WFC influence children's mental health, and that this relationship is mediated by family environment. The findings indicate that identifying strategies to ameliorate WFC is important not only for working parents, but also their children

RSVP to with any dietary requirements/preferences by 8 December.

For enquiries, please contact the seminar convenor


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