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Factors affecting the work life balance: study among the teachers of a government school in Sri Lanka

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M. A. G. Sareena Umma ,

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, LK
About M. A. G. Sareena

Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Commerce

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M. M. Fathima Zahana

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, LK
About M. M. Fathima

Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Commerce

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Abstract

The work life balance concept attracted by various researches and scholars, it is a trending topic to achieve the organization success today. Hence the organizations are using quality human resource and their work life balance for this purpose. Therefore work-life balance is important not only for employees’ also employers too. Because work life imbalance leads to dissatisfaction in life as well as in workplace. The objective of the study is to assess the factors affecting work life balance of school teachers, for this purpose the study selected three important variables through literature review suit to the study context. Accordingly, workload, social support, childcare was selected as the factors of work life balance as independent variables and work life balance was selected as dependent variable. The researchers used a structured questionnaire to collect the primary data using population study technique. It was possible to collect 82 responses and this data used to analyze the reliability, descriptive statistic, correlation and regression analyses. The results of the analysis found that a negative relationship between workload, childcare with work life balance, also a strong positive relationship found between social support and work life balance. The multiple regression analysis disclosed that 57% variation of work life balance explain by these three variables together. The result of the research will be helpful for the school administrators, to identify the importance of work life balance in order to improve the outcome of their schools.
How to Cite: Umma, M.A.G.S. and Zahana, M.M.F., 2021. Factors affecting the work life balance: study among the teachers of a government school in Sri Lanka. Journal of Management, 15(2), pp.65–73. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jm.v15i2.7604
Published on 28 Sep 2021.
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