Entrepreneurs as parents: The antecedents and consequence of parenting stress

Anil Boz Semerci, Thierry Volery

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


This study aims to understand parenting stress of entrepreneurs and attempts to extend the empirical evidence on the predictors and consequences of parenting stress for entrepreneurs. This study draws on data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. The sample comprises of 2051 entrepreneurs with parenting responsibilities. The antecedents and consequences of parenting stress are tested using structural equation modelling. The results reveal that social support is a strong predictor of parenting stress and that there is a direct effect between parenting stress and family to work interference (FWI). In addition, parenting stress partially mediates the relationship between social support and FWI. Adding a direct path from social support to FWI substantially improves the validity in a revised model. No effects of gender stereotypes are found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-58
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018


Dive into the research topics of 'Entrepreneurs as parents: The antecedents and consequence of parenting stress'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this