Work-Life Balance and Subjective Well-Being: Role of Social Support and Psychological Detachment
Md. Hassan Jafri* (Senior Lecturer, Gaedu College of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan, Gedu, Bhutan) and Madhur Batra (Lecturer, Gaedu College of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan, Gedu, Bhutan), *Corresponding author'sEmail
Jafri, Md. Hassan and Batra, Madhur (2014), “Work-life Balance and Subjective Well-being: Role of Social Support and Psychological Detachment”, MERC Global’s International Journal of Management, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 133-150.
Submitted: August 08, 2014, Revision received: September 10, 2014, Accepted: September 17, 2014
Work-life balance and
subjective well-being have been studied since long time in divergent sectors nevertheless
to academics. Moreover, in those influential studies, the direct effects
between two variables (i.e. work-life balance and subjective well-being) have
been studied disregarding other variables as moderators. Therefore, this study has
been endeavoured to examine the influence of work-life balance on respondents’
subjective well-being. While, social support and psychological detachment have
been considered as a moderator for examining the relationship of work-life
balance and subjective well-being. Data for the study has been accumulated through
the survey of 150 university teachers/professors, selected randomlyfrom
different colleges of Royal University of Bhutan. Results of correlation and
regression analysis revealed a positive and significant influence of work-life
balance on subjective well-being of university teachers/professors. In
addition, moderated regression analysis revealed that the social support and
psychological detachment significantly moderate the relationships between the work-life
balance and subjective well-being of university teachers/professors. Decisively,
the implications of findings have been explicated.
Work-life balance, Subjective well-being, Social support, Psychological detachment, Teachers/Professors, Royal University of Bhutan.
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