Generation-Y Employees and Their Perceptions of Work-Life Balance

Bahrain, Mos and Nur Fatihah, Abdullah Bandar and Surena, Sabil and Farida, Abd Halim and Agatha Lamentan, Muda and Hana, Hamidi and Dyg Kartini, Abg Ibrahim and Wan Sofiah, Meor Osman (2018) Generation-Y Employees and Their Perceptions of Work-Life Balance. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 4 (2). pp. 28-41. ISSN 2550-1623 (online)

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The objective of this study is to identify the perceptions of Generation Y employees regarding work-life balance practices. As increasing numbers of Generation Y enter the workforce, questions regarding how they perceive work, family and self-related issues, challenges and coping strategies in balancing personal and professional commitments became issues of interests for employers. This study uses interviews to collect data from six informants in Generation Y and the data were analyzed through content analysis. The results indicate that Generation Y employees do indeed have issues and challenges with balancing work and family. However, unlike the older generation of employees, Generation Y employees perceive managing work-life balance only through segmentation or separation strategies. This particular finding indicates that if organizations want to attract and retain these employees they should adapt a strategy specifically designed to target this employee group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gen Y; work-life balance; issues and challenges; coping strategies; segmentation, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, 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: Abdullah Bandar
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 03:06
Last Modified: 03 May 2021 14:15

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