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The impact of work life balance on employee performance with reference to telecommunication industry in Sri Lanka: a mediation model

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M. D. V. S. Mendis ,

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka Telecom, LK
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W. A. S. Weerakkody

University of Kelaniya, LK
About W. A. S.
Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
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Abstract

In today’s dynamic business environment, work life balance has become one of the key issues faced by many employees all over the world. Maintaining work life balance is an issue increasingly recognized as of strategic importance to organization and of significance to employees.

 

A lack of work life balance also has an adverse effect on their employer's prospects for success in many respects. The main objective of this study is to carry out research on the Sri Lankan telecommunication industry and recognize the impact of work life balance on the employee performance. And also to identify whether the work life balance leads to higher employee performance through employee job satisfaction. The target population of this research is executive level married employees in telecommunication industry in Sri Lanka. This investigation area is used Cluster sampling method to select 2 major companies in telecommunication industry (i.e., Dialog Axiata PLC and Sri Lanka Telecom – Sample Size 100). Data were gathered through questionnaire method. In this study, for the purpose of hypothesis testing the researcher used univariate, bivariate and multivariate statistics methods. The Data were analyzed through SPSS 15.0 software to find out the relationship between variables. Findings of the study reveal that there is a strong relationship between work life balance and employee performance, a strong relationship between work life balance and employee job satisfaction and a strong relationship between employee job satisfaction and employee performance. All these relationships are positive and have significant levels. The research findings give evidence that the better work life balance of the employees leads to increased employee performance and employee job satisfaction.
How to Cite: Mendis, M.D.V.S. & Weerakkody, W.A.S., (2017). The impact of work life balance on employee performance with reference to telecommunication industry in Sri Lanka: a mediation model. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management. 12(1), pp.72–100. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v12i1.42
Published on 10 Aug 2017.
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