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Work-life balance in the Zimbabwe Retail Sector: Testing a job-engagement and job-satisfaction model

Acta Commercii

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Title Work-life balance in the Zimbabwe Retail Sector: Testing a job-engagement and job-satisfaction model
Creator Mashavira, Nhamo Nyoni, Nyasha D. Mathibe, Motshedisi S. Chada, Lister
Subject Human Resource Management work–life balance; job engagement; job satisfaction; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe.
Description Orientation: This study focuses on the relationship between work-life balance (WLB), job engagement, and job satisfaction (JS) among employees in the retail sector in Bulawayo urban Province, Zimbabwe.Research purpose: The purpose of this study was to validate the relationship between WLB, job engagement and JS.Motivation for the study: The motivation for the research stemmed from the dearth of studies from the global south that examined the causal relationship between three aforementioned variables within the retail sector.Research design, approach and method: A descriptive survey design was employed in a study that involved 108 employees from the retail sector in Bulawayo province. Adapted standardised closed questionnaires were used for data collection. The study was developed and tested, using structural equation modelling, a model that can be used to explain the effect of the three variables on each other.Main findings: The study established a statistically significant relationship between WLB and job engagement. It was also found that WLB plays a major role in facilitating positive JS outcomes. However, a weak association was established between JS and dedication – a dimension of job engagement.Practical/managerial implications: Striking a balance between employees’ career and personal life directly impacts their JS and job engagement levels.Contribution/value-add: This study’s findings shed light on the complex dynamics between the three variables that are helpful for organisations seeking to enhance employee well-being and optimise performance of their workforce.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences provided funding to promote this collaboration between Great Zimbabwe University and University of Pretoria
Date 2023-08-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ac.v23i1.1139
Source Acta Commercii; Vol 23, No 1 (2023); 10 pages 1684-1999 2413-1903
Language eng
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Coverage Africa First Trimester 18 and above, both male and female, black people
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Nhamo Mashavira, Nyasha D. Nyoni, Motshedisi S. Mathibe, Lister Chada