Generational differences and its influence on work-life balance and organisational commitment

Allona Joos, (2010) Generational differences and its influence on work-life balance and organisational commitment. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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The purpose of this study is to have a greater understanding on the influence of employees' generational differences (the Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Generation Y) on work-life balance and organisational commitment. The quantitative research method was used to gather data from employees who work in the Kota Kinabalu area. In this study, work-life balance (WLB) was the independent variable and organisational commitment as the dependent variable. The work-life balance (WLB) questionnaire (Hayman, 2005) was chosen to measure the independent variable. The questionnaire from Allen and Mayer, 2001 was used to measure organisational commitment in an organisation. In consistence with that, the questionnaires have been analyzed by using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and there are in total of 229 respondents from government and private answered the questionnaire. After conducting the analyses, it showed that the Baby Boomer has the highest level of organisational commitment and followed by Generation X and Y. This is partially due to the fact that the Baby Boomer preference more on work compared to the other generation. In this study also, two of the moderator which are age and years of service (current organisation) also indicated the significance relationship between work-life balance and organisational commitment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: generational difference, work-life balance, organisational commitment, quantitative research method, SPSS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 02:40
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 02:06

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