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.
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The authors thank Octavious Caesar Macusi, a Philippine public official, for sharing the data with the authors. The authors also appreciate the constructive comments from two anonymous reviewers as well as the editor. This work was supported by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Research Fund of 2016, the Ministry of Education of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2015S1A3A2046562).
This work was supported by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Research Fund of 2016, the Ministry of Education of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2015S1A3A2046562).
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