Work-Family Interference and Work Performance among Employed Single Mothers in Ghana: The Role of Self-Efficacy


Augustine Acheampong


While Studies Examining The Relationship Between Work-To-Family Interference (Wfi), Family-To-Work Interference
(Fwi) And Work Outcomes Have Been Inconclusive, The Potential Importance Of Contextual Factors In This Relationship
Has Been Of Tremendous Importance To Researchers. In Spite Of This, Minimal Consideration Has Been Given To
Individual Differences In The Work-Family Interference-Work Outcome Relationship. This Study Examined The
Moderating Role Of Self-Efficacy In The Relationship Between Work-Family Interference (Wfi And Fwi) And Work
Performance. Data Were Collected Using Self-Report Questionnaires From 240 Employed Single Mothers Undertaking
Part-Time Undergraduate And Postgraduate Studies Across Universities In Ghana. Hypotheses Were Tested Using Multi-
Group Structural Equation Modeling (Sem). While Wfi Related Negatively With Work Performance, Fwi Did Not. The
Results Further Showed That Higher Work-To-Family Interference Was More Strongly Related To Lower Work
Performance Among Individuals With Lower Self-Efficacy Than Individuals With Higher Self-Efficacy. It Is Recommended
That Mangers Provide Counseling And Training Programmes That Could Enhance The Self-Efficacy Of Employees At The