Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Approach to Examining the Factors’ Affecting Work Life Balance among Female Teachers’: An Empirical Study Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Md. Nayem Hossen, Md. Sharifur Rahman, & Maruf Hasan

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Approach to Examining the Factors’ Affecting Work Life Balance among Female Teachers’: An Empirical Study

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Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Md. Nayem Hossen, Md. Sharifur Rahman, & Maruf Hasan

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The main purpose of this study is to examine the factors influencing the work-life balance of female teachers. The study population was composed of female teacher of educational institutions in Barishal division. The respondents were identified through databases from Barishal Education Board, and Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.  A convenience sampling was used to recruit participants. We developed a five-point Likert-based questionnaire (ranging from 1, strongly disagree, to 5, strongly agree). For data collection, the 630 questionnaires distributed, 370 completed questionnaires were returned, yielding a response rate of 58.73%. Statistical analyses were conducted using SPSS 23.0 and AMOS 23.0. The study employing structural equation modelling (SEM) as the primary statistical technique to analyzed the relationship between dependent and independent variable.  Result showed that the regression coefficient for the path from co-worker support (CS) to work-life balance (WLB) is positive (β1 = 0.681) which indicates that CS contributes to WLB of female teachers.  Similarly, the path from work overload (WO) to work-life balance (WLB) is also significant (β2 = 0.425) which indicates that when WO decreases, work life conflict of female teachers also decreases. Likewise, the path from job engagement (JE) to work-life balance (WLB) is positive (β3 = 0.361) which indicates that JE contributes to WLB. This study is more significant especially in the context of Bangladesh because more and more women are entering into the teaching profession as a result pattern of socio-economic status has changed. In Bangladesh, female teachers can examine their WLB issues using the factors of this study. Finally, different professionals may facilitate awareness about WLB issues confronted by women to make a favorable social attitude towards them.

Key words: Female Teachers, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Approach, Work Life Balance.

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Title: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Approach to Examining the Factors’ Affecting Work Life Balance among Female Teachers’: An Empirical Study
Author: Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Md. Nayem Hossen, Md. Sharifur Rahman, & Maruf Hasan
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3528458
Media: Online
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
Acceptance Date: 01/11/2019
Date of Publication: 05/11/2019
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Page: 140-152
First Page: 140
Last Page: 152
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Md. Nayem Hossen, Md. Sharifur Rahman, & Maruf Hasan (2019). Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Approach to Examining the Factors’ Affecting Work Life Balance among Female Teachers’: An Empirical Study, International Journal of Science and Business, 3(6), 140-152. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3528458

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Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Management Science and Engineering (MSE), School of Management (SOM), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Hubei, Wuhan, P.R. China.

Md. Nayem Hossen (Corresponding Author), CEO, NayTechs, Major M A Jalil Road, Bottola, Barisal- 8200, Bangladesh.

Md. Sharifur Rahman, Lecturer, Department of Food Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali – 8602, Bangladesh.

Maruf Hasan, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Administrative Management, College of Public Administration (CPA), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Hubei, Wuhan, P.R. China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3528458

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