This paper explored the relationship between job satisfaction and the perception of work-life balance using a dataset (n = 856) from The Workplace Equity Survey (Spilka, et al., 2020). We also investigated the perceptions of work-life balance between age groups and gender groups. Chi-square tests revealed significant correlations in perceptions of work-life balance based on sentiments of job satisfaction. ANOVAs were conducted to investigate the perceptions of work-life balance between different age groups and gender groups. Significant differences were observed between different age groups, but not between the different gender groups. Results of the study support the notion that perceptions of work-life balance are significantly correlated with job satisfaction and that work-life balance perceptions fluctuate over the course of one’s career. Low job satisfaction has implications for individuals and organizations that may influence various factors such as incivility in the workplace, absenteeism, and workplace-related stress. Further study into how work-life balance and job satisfaction perceptions influence behavior in the workplace is warranted. It is also worth expanding the use of this survey to explore other professional industries and job types.
Fernandez, D., & Lebin, S. (2022). The Relationship Between Work-Life Balance, Job Satisfaction, Age, and Gender. The Journal of Advancing Education Practice, 3(1). https://openriver.winona.edu/jaep/vol3/iss1/4
Adult and Continuing Education Commons, Higher Education Commons, Organization Development Commons, Other Education Commons, Other Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, Performance Management Commons