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Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Role of Work-Life Balance in the Effect of Workaholism on Employee’s Attitudes and Behaviors
Author(s): Esengul Iplik
Volume: 10
Number: 4
Year: 2019
Page: 929-943
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2019.211
Abstract
Workaholism has emerged as a concept that has attracted the attention of researchers in recent years due to the fact that there are different opinions in the literature regarding both its definition and its effect on employee attitudes and behaviors. Therefore, further studies revealing the relationships of workaholic with different variables are important in terms of clarifying the impact on employee attitudes and behaviors and accordingly, the approaches of organizations to workaholic employees. In this direction the purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between workaholism, work-life balance, life satisfaction and affective commitment, and also the mediating effect of the work-life balance in relation with the impact of the workaholism on the life satisfaction and affective commitment. For this purpose, the data were collected from 253 automotive sector employees using convenience-sampling method through surveys. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed to determine the structural validity of the scales used in the study. The indirect relations between the variables were analyzed by structural equation model. The results obtained from the confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the model fits well. As a result of the path analysis conducted to reveal the direct and indirect effects between the variables, it was revealed that workaholism was negatively related to work-life balance, life satisfaction and affective commitment. Similarly, work-life balance has an intermediary role in the effect of workaholicism on life satisfaction and affective commitment.

Keywords: Workaholism, Work-Life Balance, Life Satisfaction, Affective Commitment, Automotive Sector

JEL Classification: D23, M10

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