Factors determining work-life balance among university lecturers in Shanxi province, China

ZHANG , JING (2012) Factors determining work-life balance among university lecturers in Shanxi province, China. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

Nowadays, many people focus too much on their work and neglect their personal life. Work-life balance is a widely discussed topic. Based on literature review this paper aims to examine relationship between factors (work, family and individual) and work-life balance. These respondents are aimed to universities' lectures in Shan Xi province, China. Data were obtained through University of Shanxi, Taiyuan University of Technology, North University of China and Shanxi University of Finance & Economics. Quantitative method questionnaire is used in this study. 505 questionnaires were distributed in four universities, a total of 337 questionnaires were usable in this research. The analysis uses an original questionnaire to measure the relationship between work-life balance and factors (work, family and individual). The study found that universities' lecturers mean work hour is 36 hours and mean currency yearly income is 55088 RMB. The result shows significant relationship between factors (work and family factors) and work-life balance. But individual factor did not existing expectations for relationship with work-life balance. This study also found out that there are no moderating effect work-life balance and factors (family and individual factors). Only the age indicates moderate effect worklife balance and work factors.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:work life balance, lecturer, shanxi province, china
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD66-66.2 Work groups. Team work in industry. Quality circles
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:6006
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:21 May 2013 11:25
Last Modified:21 May 2013 11:25

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