American Journal of Applied Sciences

Work-Family Enrichment: Its Mediating Role in the Relationships Between Workplace Support Factors and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction

Ng Swee Fung, Aminah Ahmad and Zoharah Omar

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.242.253

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 4

Pages 242-253

Abstract

The role of work-family enrichment in the relationships between workplace support factors and employee attitudes at work has not been given much attention. This paper aims to examine whether work-family enrichment mediates the relationships between workplace social support, namely supervisor support and co-worker support and job satisfaction. Self-administered questionnaires were employed to collect data from 280 teachers working in Malaysian public secondary schools. The data were analyzed using structural equation modelling analyses. Work-family enrichment correlates significantly with supervisor support, co-worker support and job satisfaction. Work-family enrichment functions as a mediator in the relationships between the support factors and job satisfaction. The results indicate that workplace social support enhances work-family enrichment, whereby the skills, knowledge, values and confidence gained at work benefit the family and this enrichment brings about greater job satisfaction. The results underscore the significant role of work-family enrichment in improving job satisfaction.

Copyright

© 2015 Ng Swee Fung, Aminah Ahmad and Zoharah Omar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.