Work-Life Imbalance, Health and Wellbeing of Older Workers : A Meta-analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Design. Applications in Arts, Learning, Well-being, and Social Development
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsPei-Luen Patrick Rau
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages230-240
Number of pages11
VolumePart II
ISBN (Electronic)9783030770778
ISBN (Print)9783030770761
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume12772
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title13th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design (as part of HCI International 2021), HCII-CCD
LocationVirtual
Period24 - 29 July 2021

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a meta-analytic examination of the relationship between work-life imbalance and health and wellbeing of older workers. Five hundred forty-four records were extracted from the databases. It was found that the overall odds ratio (OR) between work-life imbalance and the health of older workers was 1.369. Five types of health-related conditions were identified, namely burnout, mental health, physical health, self-rated health and social wellbeing. The category of burnout had the highest effect size and followed by self-rated health, mental health and physical health. The category with the lowest effect size was social wellbeing. The potential moderators in the relationship between work-life imbalance and the health of older workers included gender, region, decade of publication, working class and factors of work-life imbalance. The findings of this study suggest that work-life imbalance has an impact on health and wellbeing of older workers. Policy makers and organizational stakeholders should promote sustainable human resource practices so that staff development and employee wellbeing are targeted at all age groups including older workers. Older workers should have equal access to employability enhancing practices. Older workers and supervisors should be engaged in social dialogue to foster conversations on older workers’ needs and expectations regarding work, non-work and personal fulfillment.

Research Area(s)

  • Older workers, Work-life imbalance, Health, Burnout, Meta-analysis

Citation Format(s)

Work-Life Imbalance, Health and Wellbeing of Older Workers : A Meta-analysis. / Wong, Kapo; Teh, Pei-Lee ; Au, Tsz Wang.

Cross-Cultural Design. Applications in Arts, Learning, Well-being, and Social Development: 13th International Conference, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part II. ed. / Pei-Luen Patrick Rau. Vol. Part II Cham : Springer, 2021. p. 230-240 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12772).

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