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Outcomes of work–life balance on job satisfaction, life satisfaction and mental health: a study across seven cultures
Haar, Jarrod M.; Russo, Marcello; Suñé Torrents, Albert; Ollier-Malaterre, Ariane
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CUDU - Càtedra UNESCO de Direcció Universitària
This study investigates the effects of work–life balance (WLB) on several individual outcomes across cultures. Using a sample of 1416 employees from seven distinct populations – Malaysian, Chinese, New Zealand Maori, New Zealand European, Spanish, French, and Italian – SEM analysis showed thatWLB was positively related to job and life satisfaction and negatively related to anxiety and depression across the seven cultures. Individualism/collectivism and gender egalitarianism moderated these relationships. High levels of WLB were more positively associated with job and life satisfaction for individuals in individualistic cultures, comparedwith individuals in collectivistic cultures. High levels ofWLB were more positively associated with job and life satisfaction andmore negatively associated with anxiety for individuals in gender egalitarian cultures. Overall, we find strong support for WLB being beneficial for employees from various cultures and for culture as a moderator of these relationships.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Gestió i direcció::Recursos humans
Job satisfaction
Work-life balance
Job stress
Work–life balance
Collectivism
Gender egalitarianism
Cross-cultural
Job satisfaction
Well-being
Satisfacció en el treball
Conciliació de la vida personal i laboral
Estrès laboral
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