Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical study Focusing on Higher Education Teachers in Oman

Agha, K, Azmi, F T and Irfan, A (2017) Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical study Focusing on Higher Education Teachers in Oman. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 7 (3). pp. 164-171. ISSN 2010-3646

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Work life balance (WLB) is a much discussed research topic in the recent time, and most of the industries have started taking care of the WLB issues and encouraging work practices for creating a better balance at workplace. This study focuses on the work life balance issues of the university teachers in the Sultanate of Oman, and sheds light on the determinants of the work life balance of university teachers and the contextual factors. It has attempted to capture WLB among the university teachers across the Sultanate, and finds out the impact of the differences in gender, nationality--Omani or non-Omani, and the work context, whether it is a private or public sector institution. Using a 15-item scale, the study attempts to measure WLB among teacher of HEIs in Oman, and impact of other antecedental factors which are relevant for evaluating WLB in the given Omani context. The study is based on a single cross sectional design, and data was collected from 621 teachers employed across Omani higher educational institutions (HEIs) based in Muscat and other cities in Oman. The study revealed that significant differences lie among genders, nationalities and place of work, and work practices needs to be managed properly to create an efficacy of WLB program

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Agha, K ORCID:
All Author(s): Agha, K, Azmi, F T and Irfan, A
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work-life Balance, Expatriate, Female employees, Sultanate of Oman, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
Subjects: A Business and Management > AL Human Resources Management
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr SUC Library
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 07:56
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 07:56
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