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Relationship between work hours and management supports towards work-life balance: a study in construction industry

Syed Badrul Hisham, Syarifah Rabiyah Al Adawiah (2017) Relationship between work hours and management supports towards work-life balance: a study in construction industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Management.


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Work-life balance (WLB) is one of an effective ways to boost up the working spirit of the employee in order for them to work effectively. When they get the right and adequate amount of WLB, employee will contribute more in their job performance. Thus, the organization will receive positive impacts which are; success and growth of the organization itself. Work hour (WH) and management support (MS) is one of the effective catalysts in increasing WLB among the workers. WLB is not solely lies on employee’s shoulder but on employers as well. Nature of work in construction industry have different types of works, continuous and uncertainty in the projects. Therefore, these have created conflict in terms of work hours (WH) and management supports (MS) especially to the white collar workers. It is vital to know the level of WLB received by the workers and the relationship of WH and MS towards WLB among the construction workers. In this study, the independent variables are work hours and management support while the dependent variable is work-life balance. All the data were analyzed using SPSS such as descriptive analysis, Pearson correlation and regression analysis. The findings show positive relationship and moderate correlation between work hour and WLB. Whilst correlation for management support towards work-life balance shown a positive relationship and strong correlation for emotional and moderate correlation for instrumental. Other than that, work hours and management support have influence towards WLB.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Pengurusan (Teknologi)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2017; Supervisors : Dr. Ebi hahrin Sulaiman, Dr. Khairiah Soehod
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:79057
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Sep 2018 05:21
Last Modified:27 Sep 2018 05:21

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