Using family resilience theory, this study exam- ined the effects of work-family conflict and work- family facilitation on mental health among work- ing adults to gain a better understanding of work-family fit. Data from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MI- DUS) were used to compare different combina- tions of work-family conflict and work-family fa- cilitation. Results suggest that family to work facilitation is a family protective factor that offsets and buffers the deleterious effects of work-family conflict on mental health. The results across these outcomes suggest that work-family conflict and fa- cilitation must be considered separately, and that adult mental health is optimized when family to work facilitation is high and family to work and work to family conflict is low.
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