A Strategic Assessment and Evaluation of the Major Determinants of Work-Life Balance for University Student Workers in Lebanon

Atef Harb (Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Notre Dame University, Lebanon)
Nourham Keyrouz (Talent Acquisition Specialist-Exness, Limassol, Cyprus)

Article ID: 5043

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/mmpp.v4i3.5043

Abstract


This research aims to explore the major determinants of work-life balance (WLB) for university student workers in Lebanon. The proposed relationships consist of causality between each of the variables of working hours, proximity to employment, proximity to university, workload, study leave, leaving early, work from home, study at work, and flexible working hours on one hand, and work-life balance on the other. Employing a deductive approach, this study presents one main research question and quantitatively tests 11 hypotheses using a sample of 300 workers studying in both Lebanese University and Notre Dame University. The findings show that work-life balance significantly varies according to demographic factors. As for variables, the number of courses was found to have a significant negative causal relation with work-life balance, while the ability to obtain a study leave and leaving early have a significant positive causal relation with work-life balance. This research adds quantitative empirical proof that number of courses, study leave, leaving early significantly affect “work-life balance” of today’s private and public university student workers in Lebanon. Therefore, the findings offer a theoretical enrichment to the topic of work-life balance in general, and open way for new research to expand internationally as well as locally.


Keywords


Management; Determinants of work-life balance; Private and public universities; Organizational commitments; Productivity

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