Work–Life Balance of Secondary Schools Teachers in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021)
Subtitle of host publicationVolume I: Systems and Macroergonomics
EditorsNancy L. Black, W. Patrick Neumann, Ian Noy
PublisherSpringer
Pages819-826
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-74602-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-74601-8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer
Volume219
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Title21st Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2021
LocationVirtual
PlaceCanada
CityVancouver
Period13 - 18 June 2021

Abstract

Work–life imbalance is a severe problem amongst most secondary school teachers in Hong Kong due to heavy workloads and long working hours. This paper examines the factors affecting the work–life balance of secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. An online questionnaire survey was conducted and 150 valid responses were received. In factor analysis, the correlations between work–life balance and five determinants, namely, time off for personal life, support from supervisor, support from co-workers, workload and work–family conflict, were assessed. High support from co-workers, low workload and low level of work–family conflict were positively correlated with high levels of work–life balance. The findings of this study could serve as a reference for the Education Bureau and principals to formulate policies to help the teachers cope with their workload problems. The implications for practitioners are provided to enhance work–life balance and wellness amongst teachers.

Research Area(s)

  • Work-life balance, Teachers, Workload, Work-family conflict, Hong Kong

Citation Format(s)

Work–Life Balance of Secondary Schools Teachers in Hong Kong. / Wong, Kapo; Lai, Alfred Tsz Shing; Meng, Xiangcheng; Lee, Fion Choi Hung; Chan, Alan Hoi Shou.

Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021): Volume I: Systems and Macroergonomics. ed. / Nancy L. Black; W. Patrick Neumann; Ian Noy. Springer, 2021. p. 819-826 (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; Vol. 219).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review