WORK LIFE BALANCE AS A FACTOR INFLUENCING WELL-BEING

Kinga Hoffmann-Burdzińska, Monika Rutkowska

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JPM.2015.024

Abstract


The purpose of the paper is identifying features that are common for work-life balance and well-being. The first part of the article treats about well-being and its determinant. Next authors are presenting work-life balance and factors influencing the issue. The paper considers both described concepts in the context of positive organizational scholarschip (POS), which is focused specifically on the study of positive outcomes, processes, and attributes of organizations and their members (Cameron and Spreitzer, 2011). There is also an author’s tool described (Work-Life Balance Barometer®). This example of a research tool was analyzed in terms of finding common measures for both phenomena. The method used for the aim of the article is a critical literature review including foreign articles and polish literature from the last 10 years. Authors selected publications that are presenting an issue of work-life balance and well-being. Findings are showing that work-life balance and well-being are strongly connected and has many common areas which can be researched. Conclusions are devoted to indicate directions of further research in the area. The originality of the paper results from presenting a research tool (Work-Life Balance Barometer®) which is accessible on-line in two languages on Sensorium24.com. The idea of the barometer is conducting longitudinal research. The first edition of the Work-Life Balance Barometer® ended on 31th of December 2015. 


Keywords


work-life balance; well-being; determinants; Work-Life Balance Barometer®

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