TitleLeisure-time physical activity moderates the longitudinal associations between work-family spillover and physical health.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLee, B, Lawson, KM, Chang, P-J, Neuendorf, C, Dmitrieva, NO, Almeida, DM
JournalJ Leis Res
Date Published2015 May

<p>Previous research has documented cross-sectional associations between negative and positive work-family spillover and physical health. Using an effort-recovery model, the study tested the hypothesis that engagement in greater leisure-time physical activity would facilitate recovery processes that buffer the negative health effects of increasing work-family spillover. Employed adults ( = 1,354) completed two waves of the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS). Results indicated that an increase in negative work-family spillover across nine years was associated with decreased physical health and increased number of chronic conditions at Time 2. Moreover, more time spent on moderate leisure-time physical activity buffered many of the associations between increasing negative spillover and declining health. Implications of the findings are discussed.</p>

Alternate JournalJ Leis Res
PubMed ID25999602
PubMed Central IDPMC4435836
Grant ListP01 AG020166 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG019239 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG000029 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR001425 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States