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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science
- Job satisfaction
- Mental health
- Scheduling control
- Work-life balance programs