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PROJECT TOPIC- WORK LIFE BALANCE AND EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION IN EBONYI STATE

PROJECT TOPIC- WORK LIFE BALANCE AND EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION IN EBONYI STATE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • Background to the Study

The origin of research on work-life balance can be traced back to studies of women having multiple roles. Barnett and Baruch, (1985) investigated the psychological distress connected to the balance of rewards and concerns generated by individual women’s multiple roles as paid worker, wife and mother. They found that positive role and experience was related to low levels of role overload, role conflict and anxiety.

The importance of work-family balance, whether implicit or explicit, to the organisations and employees cannot be ignored. This is because when employees struggle to balance their work and family lives, their families and work will be negatively affected Gryzwacz and Carlson, (2007). The most common approach is to view work-life balance practices through a business case lens: that is, by offering these practices, organizations attract new members and reduce levels of work-life conflict among existing ones, and this improved recruitment and reduced work       life conflict enhance organizational effectiveness.

Today, work-life balance has become an increasingly pervasive concern to both employers and employees of most organizations. In recent time, there has been an upsurge in the consideration of the pressures that work has on family as well as life of employees. This has triggered research bordering on work-life. In an environment where there is high level of competitive pressures stemming largely from efforts to deliver quality service, the weight of this on employees’ are enormous (Uzoechi and Babatunde, 2012).

Tinuke (2014) asserted that where there is appropriate balance between work and life, workers become predisposed to putting in their best shots at work, because their families are contented. Finding a suitable balance between work and life is a challenge for all workers. Studies indicate that when there are happy homes, work places tend to be conflict free and enjoyable places to be. Rising attrition rates and escalating demand for work-life balance have made it compulsory for organizations to look outside human resource interventions. Consequently, schemes such as flexible working hours, alternative work plans, leave plans, benefits rather than family care responsibilities and employee assistance programmes have become an important part of organization benefit programmes and reward packages especially in developed economies (Tinuke, 2014).

Work-Life Balance (WLB) which primarily deals with an employee’s ability to properly prioritize between work and his or her lifestyle, social life, health, family and so on. Work is generally considered as a part of life. Though separated by certain physical, psychological and temporal boundaries, the two concepts are operationalized within the same context of time and space. The nature of work itself has changed from the 9-to-5 affair to a 24-hour, 7-day society, where customers expect services at times that suit them (Chartered Institute of Personel and Development CIPD, 2007 as cited in Adetayo, Olaoye and Awolaja, (2011). Where there is proper balance between work and life, employees tend to put in their best efforts at work, because their family is happy.

Most research studies have shown that when there are happy homes, work places automatically become conflict free and enjoyable places to be. Increasing attrition rates and increasing demand for work-life balance have forced organizations to look beyond run of the mill Human Resources interventions. As a result, initiatives such as flexible working hours, alternative work arrangements, leave policies and benefits in lieu of family care responsibilities and employee assistance programmes have become a significant part of most of the company benefit programmes and compensation packages.

PROJECT TOPIC- WORK LIFE BALANCE AND EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION IN EBONYI STATE

From the foregoing, this study is geared towards ascertaining work life balance and employee job satisfaction in Ebonyi State, using general hospital in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

  • Statement of Problem

Companies that have implemented the work life balances programs, recognize that employee welfare affects the bottom line of the business. In today’s competitive world, organizations are spending lot of time and money on employee satisfaction in an effort to improve productivity as well as various needs of the organization. There are indications that long work hours may harm personal health, endanger safety and increase stress. Developing economies like Nigeria are faced with serious economic challenges and labour market pressures added to poor social infrastructures, poverty, high unemployment and corruption.

These conditions further exacerbate the work and life of the average Nigerian worker whose aim is to make a living and who may have to arduously build up accommodating arrangements and cognitive psychological coping behaviours that stimulate desirable satisfaction and effectual functioning both at work and at home. Most workers in Nigeria are affected by lack of work flexibility, elevated work pressures and long working hours; a situation that decreases their job performance and productivity.

There is growing concern that the quality of home and workers’ life is declining thereby causing poor worker contributions and performances at work. Where employees are unable to suitably balance work and family life, they tend to find it difficult to manage tasks at the workplace and this subsequently shrinks productivity. The existing literature demonstrates number of studies that have addressed the importance of work life balance, job satisfaction and organizational commitment for the organization as well as for the individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine work life balance and employee job satisfaction in Ebonyi State, using general hospital in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

  • Objectives of the Study

The objective of this study is to evaluate work life balance and employee job satisfaction in Ebonyi State, using general hospital in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and to identify which factors of work life balance have more influence on employee productivity. Specifically, the following specific objectives will be pursued in the course of the study.

  1. To examine the effect of long working hours on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State.
  2. To evaluate the effect of work pressure on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State.

iii.      To evaluate the effect of work-life balance programs on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State.

  1. To evaluate the effect of flexible working condition on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State.
  • Research Questions

The following research questions were formulated for the study:

  1. What are the effect of long working hours on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State?
  2. What are the effect of work pressure on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State?

iii.      What are the effect of work-life balance programs on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State?

  1. What are the effect of flexible working condition on employee job satisfaction in general hospital in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State?

1.5.    Hypothesis

PROJECT TOPIC- WORK LIFE BALANCE AND EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION IN EBONYI STATE

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