A multilevel analysis of work–life balance practices

Koon, Vui Yee* (2020) A multilevel analysis of work–life balance practices. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. ISSN 1038-4111

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The current study uses a multilevel analysis to examine how work–life balance (WLB) practices applied at the organizational level associate with WLB practices and performance appraisal at the individual level that affects employee commitment, underpinned by the theory of supportiveness and the relational perspective. Respondents were 319 employees and 74 managers from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of various industries in Malaysia. Results indicate that the consistency of employee perception of WLB practices and performance appraisal at individual level influence employee commitment, whereas WLB practices at the organization level have a negative influence on employee commitment. The study also found differences in perception of WLB practices between managers and employees but a high level of WLB practices agreement. The current study provides a plausible explanation that the WLB practices undertaken by the organization may not be accessible or perceived by employees, thus affecting their commitment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: employee perception; multilevel analysis; work-life balance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Management
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 06:24
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021 06:24
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1696

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