The interaction effects of scheduling control and work-life balance programs on job satisfaction and mental health

Soo Jung Jang, Rhokeun Park, Allison Zippay

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Abstract

The demands of balancing employment and family responsibilities strain the health and welfare of many employees worldwide, and social welfare policy analysts are increasingly attending to the factors that can alleviate such stress. The present study examined associations between the availability of work-life balance programs, employees' authority to arrange their own work hours, job satisfaction, and mental health among 1,293 employees in 50 companies in South Korea. The study is unique in its use of multilevel analysis in examining individual- and company-level variables. The results add to the evidence regarding the positive relationship between the availability of scheduling control and work-life balance policies on the one hand, and job satisfaction and mental wellbeing, on the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-143
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Social Welfare
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • Job satisfaction
  • Mental health
  • Scheduling control
  • Work-life balance programs

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