Community Domain and Work Family Enrichment: An Exploratory Study

Zaiton, Hassan (2018) Community Domain and Work Family Enrichment: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.30). pp. 580-582. ISSN 2227-524X

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Recently, the positive side of work-family interface, work-family enrichment has been highlighted. However, most research came from Western cultural context and mostly focus on work and family domain only. Therefore, this study aims to investigate community domains demands and resources and its relationship to work-family enrichment in the Eastern cultural context, i.e. Malaysia. Self-administered questionnaire were answered by 506 employees from six organizations. It was found that family-work enrichment (FWE) is higher than work-family enrichment (WFE). Resources from neighbors and relatives were positively related to WFE and FWE. Interestingly, friends’ resources were negatively related to WFE and FWE. The findings strengthened the link between resources and enrichment. This study has shown that support outside the workplace, particularly from relatives and neighbours are important in enhancing work-family and family work enrichment. Thus, organizations in collectivist society should create community supportive culture to enhance the experience of work family enrichment among the employees.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: work-family enrichment, family-work enrichment, community, resources, demands, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Hassan
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 01:53
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 11:38

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