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This study investigates work-life balance and its outcomes across collectivistic (Malaysia, China, and New Zealand Maori) and individualistic (Spain, France, Italy and New Zealand European) cultures. Using a sample of 1416 employees, SEM analysis showed that work-life balance was positively related to job and life satisfaction and negatively related to anxiety and depression across collectivistic and individualistic cultures. Respondents from collectivistic cultures reported lower levels of satisfaction compared to respondents from individualistic cultures. Overall, we find strong support for work-life balance being beneficial for employees from various cultures.
CitationHaar, J. [et al.]. Effects of Work-Life Balance on Job and Life Satisfaction, Stress and Anxiety across Cultures. A: International Network of Business and Management Journals. "2014 INBAM Conference Proceedings". Barcelona: 2014, p. 1-34.
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