Title: Moderating effect of employee wellness on the relationship between work-life balance and job satisfaction among teachers in Zimbabwe

Authors: Willard Bumhira; Mazanai Musara; Jennifer Chishamiso Nzonzo

Addresses: Department of Management, Monash South Africa, 144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, 1725 Roodeport, Johannesburg, South Africa ' Department of Management, Monash South Africa, 144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, 1725 Roodeport, Johannesburg, South Africa ' Department of Management, Monash South Africa, 144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, 1725 Roodeport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstract: The paper investigates the moderating effects of employee wellness on the relationship between work-life balance and job satisfaction. A quantitative research design was adopted to examine the hypothesised model using the SPSS PROCESS. An in-depth analysis of employee wellness, work-life balance as well as job satisfaction of teachers based in Mount Darwin situated in Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe was taken into cognisance. One hundred and thirty-two (n = 132) participants took part in the study. The results revealed that at low quality of work-life balance, job satisfaction was similar for teachers with low, average or high quality of work-life balance. Teachers with high quality of work-life balance who had high employee wellness also had high job satisfaction. The practical and theoretical implications of this study are also highlighted.

Keywords: burnout; employee wellness; health; job resources; job satisfaction; life satisfaction; teachers; wellbeing; work-life balance; Zimbabwe.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2017.086391

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2017 Vol.14 No.3, pp.220 - 233

Received: 28 Jul 2016
Accepted: 06 Dec 2016

Published online: 17 Aug 2017 *

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