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

Ji Sung Kim, Sangyub Ryu

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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Public Administration

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