The relationship between organizational support, work-family conflict, and the job-life satisfaction of university coaches. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the relationship between organizational support, work-family conflict, and job and life satisfaction among coaches. Data from collegiate head coaches with families (N = 253) were gathered through a mailed questionnaire. Results from a series of covariance structure models indicated that a partially mediated model was the best fitting model, chi2 = (255, N = 253) 461.20, p <. 001; root mean error of approximation = . 05; comparative fit index = .95; parsimonious normed fit index = .71. In partial support of the study hypotheses, the results supported full mediation of the direct effect from organizational support to life satisfaction. Work-family conflict partially mediated the relationship between organizational support and job satisfaction. Job satisfaction partially mediated the effect of organizational support and work-family conflict to life satisfaction.

published proceedings

  • Res Q Exerc Sport

author list (cited authors)

  • Dixon, M. A., & Sagas, M.

citation count

  • 116

complete list of authors

  • Dixon, Marlene A||Sagas, Michael

publication date

  • June 2007