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

Ng Swee Fung1, Aminah Ahmad2 and Zoharah Omar1
  • 1 Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 2 Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 4, 2015, 242-253

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.242.253

Submitted On: 10 September 2014 Published On: 8 June 2015

How to Cite: Fung, N. S., Ahmad, A. & Omar, Z. (2015). Work-Family Enrichment: Its Mediating Role in the Relationships Between Workplace Support Factors and Teachers' Job Satisfaction. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12(4), 242-253. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.242.253

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Keywords

  • Work-Family Enrichment
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Organizational Support
  • Workplace Social Support
  • Supervisor Support
  • Co-Worker Support
  • Teacher