Work-life balance and marital satisfaction among non-academic staff of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
Keywords:Work-life balance, marital satisfaction, non-academic staff, Nigeria
Studies have examined different factors as predictors of marital satisfaction among couples but the role of work-life balance dimensions on marital satisfaction especially among non-academic staff in a Nigerian tertiary institution is relatively scarce in the local literature. Hence the study examined the role of work-life balance (work-personal life enhancement, personal life interference and work-personal life interference) on marital satisfaction. A descriptive survey design was utilised in the study. The participants comprised 200 non-academic staff aged 29-55 years purposively selected from Federal University Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti state, South-Western Nigeria. Results of the multiple regression analysis revealed that there was significant joint prediction of work life dimensions (work-personal life enhancement, personal life interference and work-personal life interference) on marital satisfaction (F(3, 195) = 61.95, R2 = 34; p<.05. The study concluded that work-life balance (work-personal life enhancement) positively predicted marital satisfaction while work-life balance (personal life interference and work-personal life interference) negatively predicted marital satisfaction. Recommendations were given based on the findings of the study.