Family-Friendly Support Programs and Work Family Enrichment : The Mediating Role of Organizational Perceptions

Noraini, Binti Mohamad Hipiny and Nur Fatihah, Binti Abdullah Bandar and Awang Ideris, Bin Awg Daud and Zaiton, Binti Hassan and Dzulzalani, Bin Eden and Victoria, Jonathan and Heng, Chin Siong (2020) Family-Friendly Support Programs and Work Family Enrichment : The Mediating Role of Organizational Perceptions. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (6). pp. 3798-3812. ISSN 1475-7192

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Abstract

The study aims to examine the mediating role of family-supportive organizational perceptions (FSOP) between family-friendly support programs (FFP) (flexible work arrangements (FWA), specialized leave options, childcare facilities, financial supports, information and support and others) and work-to-family enrichment (WFE) (developmental-based, affective-based and capital-based) among working women. A quantitative methodology was adopted in this study in which data were gathered through survey questionnaires administered to 163 women employees working in two selected public institutions of higher learning in Sarawak, Malaysia. The hypotheses of the study were analysed using Pearson’s correlation analysis, multiple linear regression analysis and Sobel test. The results revealed that FSOP mediates the effect of the awareness on the availability of FWA and childcare facilities on WFE (affective based), which highlights the important role played by FSOP in determining the outcome of FFP. Hence, the adoption of work-life balance approach has to take into consideration the context in which it operates in as there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach that can meet the real needs of various cultures

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family-Supportive Organizational Perceptions, Work-to-Family Enrichment, Family-Friendly Support programs, Working Women, 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: 04 Jun 2020 02:08
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 02:08
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29557

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