Employee Satisfaction With Work-life Balance Policies And Organizational Commitment: A Philippine Study

Ji Sung Kim, Sangyub Ryu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between public employees' satisfaction with work-life balance policies (WLBPs) and organizational commitment in the relatively unexplored Philippine context. Our findings show that (i) employees' overall satisfaction with WLBPs is positively related to organizational commitment, (ii) when specific WLBPs are examined, only satisfaction with health and wellness programs are positively associated with organizational commitment, and (iii) when accounting for employees' preferences for WLBPs, compensatory time-off, childcare policy, health insurance benefits, and paid sick leave are positively related to organizational commitment. The findings indicate that understanding which WLBPs employees prefer is important before implementing WLBPs. The article discusses the theoretical and practical implications of this study in the developing country context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-276
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Administration and Development
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

Fingerprint

work-life-balance
Philippines
employee
commitment
insurance benefit
sick leave
health insurance
child care
policy
developing country
developing world
health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Public Administration

Cite this

@article{63a48d62f05a44fe9b20b0ddd0300b0c,
title = "Employee Satisfaction With Work-life Balance Policies And Organizational Commitment: A Philippine Study",
abstract = "This study investigates the relationship between public employees' satisfaction with work-life balance policies (WLBPs) and organizational commitment in the relatively unexplored Philippine context. Our findings show that (i) employees' overall satisfaction with WLBPs is positively related to organizational commitment, (ii) when specific WLBPs are examined, only satisfaction with health and wellness programs are positively associated with organizational commitment, and (iii) when accounting for employees' preferences for WLBPs, compensatory time-off, childcare policy, health insurance benefits, and paid sick leave are positively related to organizational commitment. The findings indicate that understanding which WLBPs employees prefer is important before implementing WLBPs. The article discusses the theoretical and practical implications of this study in the developing country context.",
author = "Kim, {Ji Sung} and Sangyub Ryu",
year = "2017",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1002/pad.1794",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "260--276",
journal = "Public Administration and Development",
issn = "0271-2075",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Ltd",
number = "4",

}

Employee Satisfaction With Work-life Balance Policies And Organizational Commitment : A Philippine Study. / Kim, Ji Sung; Ryu, Sangyub.

In: Public Administration and Development, Vol. 37, No. 4, 10.2017, p. 260-276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Employee Satisfaction With Work-life Balance Policies And Organizational Commitment

T2 - A Philippine Study

AU - Kim, Ji Sung

AU - Ryu, Sangyub

PY - 2017/10

Y1 - 2017/10

N2 - This study investigates the relationship between public employees' satisfaction with work-life balance policies (WLBPs) and organizational commitment in the relatively unexplored Philippine context. Our findings show that (i) employees' overall satisfaction with WLBPs is positively related to organizational commitment, (ii) when specific WLBPs are examined, only satisfaction with health and wellness programs are positively associated with organizational commitment, and (iii) when accounting for employees' preferences for WLBPs, compensatory time-off, childcare policy, health insurance benefits, and paid sick leave are positively related to organizational commitment. The findings indicate that understanding which WLBPs employees prefer is important before implementing WLBPs. The article discusses the theoretical and practical implications of this study in the developing country context.

AB - This study investigates the relationship between public employees' satisfaction with work-life balance policies (WLBPs) and organizational commitment in the relatively unexplored Philippine context. Our findings show that (i) employees' overall satisfaction with WLBPs is positively related to organizational commitment, (ii) when specific WLBPs are examined, only satisfaction with health and wellness programs are positively associated with organizational commitment, and (iii) when accounting for employees' preferences for WLBPs, compensatory time-off, childcare policy, health insurance benefits, and paid sick leave are positively related to organizational commitment. The findings indicate that understanding which WLBPs employees prefer is important before implementing WLBPs. The article discusses the theoretical and practical implications of this study in the developing country context.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85013742060&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85013742060&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/pad.1794

DO - 10.1002/pad.1794

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85013742060

VL - 37

SP - 260

EP - 276

JO - Public Administration and Development

JF - Public Administration and Development

SN - 0271-2075

IS - 4

ER -