Predictors of Work Life Balance in Selected Non-Government Organization in Ethopia

ABEBA BEYENE MENGISTU

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate factors that predict the work-life balance of employees in selected NGO’s in Ethiopia using quantitative research approach and explanatory research design. Data was collected from a total of 163 managerial and professional employees using a structured questionnaire, and responses were analyzed using SPSS version 20. Results of the descriptive analysis revealed low levels of perceived Work Overload, Family/Life Overload, and Work-Family Balance and moderate level of perceived Work-Life Balance Policies, and high level of perceived Workplace Support. The regression analysis showed that among the identified five predictors of Work-Life Balance, Work Overload, Family/Life Role Overload, Social Support, and Work-Life Balance Policies predicted the dependent variable on Work-Life Balance. Out of the four significant predictors, Work-Life Balance Policies predicted the Work-Life Balance most. To improve the work-life balance of the employees in these selected NGOs, the management should maintaining the currently existing work-life balance policies while introducing need-based family-friendly workplace policies such as flexible working arrangement, leave arrangements, and child care benefits.

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