Factors Associated to Work-life Balance of Industrial and Service Labours, Thailand

Journal of Social and Political

Sciences

ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 10 July 2019

Factors Associated to Work-life Balance of Industrial and Service Labours, Thailand

Narintip Prasrirataesang, Dusadee Ayuwat

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

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10.31014/aior.1991.02.03.90

Pages: 497-503

Keywords: Work-life Balance, Personal Life Enhancement, Industrial and Service Labours

Abstract

This research aims to study factors that associated to work-life balance on dimension work/personal life enhancement of industrial and service labours. The quantitative methodology was employed with individual level as a unit of analysis. The sample consisted of 397 labours who are working in industrial and service sectors that random by systematic random sampling. The data were collected using the interview schedule from May to June 2018 and analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-square. The results showed that most of the labours (75.3 percentages) were female. Age of labours samples in the generation Y (19-38 years old) 63.5 percentages. The labours samples have got married (43.2 percentages). More than haft of them finished secondary school. There are 74.1 percentages of labours samples worked in industrial and service sectors less than 10 years and more than haft worked per day more than 8 hours that over than the regulation by labour law. When analyzing factors associated to work-life balance on dimension work/personal life enhancement of industrial and service labours with Chi-square, it was found that the personnel characteristics factors (education level) and work condition factors (working hours per day) were the factors that associated to work-life balance on dimension work/personal life enhancement of female labours while in the male labour the personnel characteristics factors (age , marital status, education level) and work condition factors (working session in organization and working hours per day) were the factors that associated to work-life balance on dimension work/personal life enhancement of male labours.

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