Title: Influence of spousal support and coworker support on satisfaction with work-family balance

Authors: Swati Hans; Ritu Gupta

Addresses: Department of OB and HR, ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad, A Constituent of IFHE (Deemed-to-be University), Hyderabad, India ' Department of Human Resource Management, T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

Abstract: The researchers aim to investigate the role of coworker support and spousal support in facilitating satisfaction with work-family balance (SWFB) among employees at the workplace, affecting outcome variables, namely, job involvement and life satisfaction. The data were collected after taking informed verbal consent from the study participants. This includes 207 employees working in multinational corporations across various industries located in India. The study tests the hypotheses using covariance-based structural equation modelling (CB-SEM) as all the constructs used in the study are reflective. The findings of the study revealed that coworker support and spousal support positively influence SWFB, which in turn positively affects job involvement and life satisfaction. Thus, the present study establishes the relationships of coworker support and spousal support in facilitating SWFB. In addition, the study suggests that organisations may foster a workplace culture to encourage coworker support through certain HR practices. However, few of those HR practices have been discussed in the implications.

Keywords: coworker support; spousal support; satisfaction with work-family balance; SWFB; job involvement; life satisfaction; social support; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2022.121972

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2022 Vol.13 No.1, pp.18 - 36

Received: 11 May 2021
Accepted: 09 Oct 2021

Published online: 25 Mar 2022 *

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