Journal of Economics and Business

ISSN 2615-3726 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5667 (Print)

Published: 23 May 2019

Balancing Between Work and Life: Determinants and Dynamics

Asif Imtiaz, Md. Mobarak Hossain

University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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10.31014/aior.1992.02.02.86

Pages: 273-280

Keywords: Work-Life Balance, Organizational Support, Benevolence, Working Hours

Abstract

Thumping a perfect balance between professional and personal life is necessary for upholding the standard of life. The purpose of this study is to discover the determinants those can significantly predict the extent of work-life balance. A sample of 293 workers ranging from 35 years of age to 45 years of age, was analyzed using factor analysis and multiple linear regression. Three latent constructs, i.e. "Organizational Support," "Managing Workers through Benevolence" and "Regularity and Flexibility of Working Hours" were extracted among which the last two constructs have a positive association with the extent of work-life balance while the other construct having no significant relationship. Females compared to males, have less control in balancing work and life, indicating gender divide in this sphere. These findings might be handy for the employing authorities, either public or private.

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