Linking Work-Life Balance and Employee Well-Being: Do Supervisor Support and Family Support Moderate the Relationship?

  • Norizan Baba Rahim Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Intan Osman Wawasan Open University
  • Prakash V. Arumugam Wawasan Open University

Abstract

This study used the Partial Least Squares (PLS) method to investigate the influence of work-life balance (WLB) on individual well-being (career satisfaction and psychological well-being) among an Open Distance Learning (ODL) university’s staff. Furthermore, the moderating effects of supervisor support and family support on the relationship between WLB and both components of individual well-being were also examined. Data were collected via an online survey, in which 94 academic, academic support, and operational staff working in one of Malaysia’s ODL universities took part. The findings confirmed that the WLB of this institution’s employees influenced their career satisfaction and psychological well-being. Besides that, supervisor support and family support were found not to moderate the relationship between WLB and individual well-being. In addition, the findings have contributed to an improved understanding of the WLB of an ODL university’s staff.

Published
2020-07-21
How to Cite
Norizan Baba Rahim, Intan Osman, & Prakash V. Arumugam. (2020). Linking Work-Life Balance and Employee Well-Being: Do Supervisor Support and Family Support Moderate the Relationship?. International Journal of Business and Society, 21(2), 588-606. https://doi.org/10.33736/ijbs.3273.2020