The Interplay of Socioecological Determinants of Work–Life Balance, Subjective Wellbeing and Employee Wellbeing

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Original languageEnglish
Article number4525
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number9
Online published24 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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Abstract

Today’s workers are struggling to achieve a balance between their work and personal life roles because of both specific needs and limited resources. This study explored the socioecological factors that influence work–life balance (WLB) and how they operate. The relationships between WLB, subjective wellbeing, employee wellbeing and quality time allocation were examined. A total of 1063 responses were received, using an online survey. The results show that relational, community and societal factors directly influenced the individual factors and were indirectly associated with perceived WLB. Individual factors (i.e., personal feelings, behaviours and health) were found to be the crucial determinants of an individual’s perceived WLB. It was found that WLB positively correlated with employee wellbeing and quality and quantity of personal life-time. Subjective wellbeing was found to be a significant moderator in the relationship between WLB and its outcomes. This study demonstrated the process of how workers determine their own WLB by applying the socioecological framework for categorising the determinants and suggested new avenues that improve the whole wellbeing of workers and also foster long-term development of organisations.

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  • Employee wellbeing, Quality time allocation, Socioecological determinants, Subjective wellbeing, Work–life balance

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The Interplay of Socioecological Determinants of Work–Life Balance, Subjective Wellbeing and Employee Wellbeing. / Wong, Ka Po; Lee, Fion Choi Hung; Teh, Pei-Lee; Chan, Alan Hoi Shou.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 18, No. 9, 4525, 05.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review