Supervisor support and work-life balance

Supervisor support and work-life balance PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the relations between supervisor support (SS), work-life balance (WLB), job attitudes and performance of employees in the Australian financial sector. More specifically, the study explore the impact of SS, WLB and job attitudes on employees’ job performance (JP).Design/methodology/approachUsing an online panel, the data comprised 305 employees working in financial organisations to test a model with structural equation modelling. A list of survey items was tested that replicated extensively in work-life research in the past.FindingsThe research contributed to the existing literature by identifying a significant mechanism through which SS was linked to WLB that influenced job satisfaction, life satisfaction and organisational commitment and JP given the paucity of such research in the Australian financial sector.Originality/valueThe study would guide employers, employees and managers involved in the financial sector to implement policies which aim to augment JP and promote balance between work, home and life. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Review Emerald Publishing

Supervisor support and work-life balance

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0048-3486
D.O.I.
10.1108/PR-12-2016-0314
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the relations between supervisor support (SS), work-life balance (WLB), job attitudes and performance of employees in the Australian financial sector. More specifically, the study explore the impact of SS, WLB and job attitudes on employees’ job performance (JP).Design/methodology/approachUsing an online panel, the data comprised 305 employees working in financial organisations to test a model with structural equation modelling. A list of survey items was tested that replicated extensively in work-life research in the past.FindingsThe research contributed to the existing literature by identifying a significant mechanism through which SS was linked to WLB that influenced job satisfaction, life satisfaction and organisational commitment and JP given the paucity of such research in the Australian financial sector.Originality/valueThe study would guide employers, employees and managers involved in the financial sector to implement policies which aim to augment JP and promote balance between work, home and life.

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Personnel ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 3, 2018

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