Community Domain and Work-Family Enrichment: an Exploratory Study

Zaiton Hassan, Dayang Kartini Abang Ibrahim, Nur Fatihah Abdullah Bandar, Surena Sabil, Nik Norsyamimi Md Nor
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
Recently, the positive side of work-family interface, work-family enrichment has been highlighted. However, most research came from Western cultural context and mostly focus on work and family domain only. Therefore, this study aims to investigate community domains demands and resources and its relationship to work-family enrichment in the Eastern cultural context, i.e. Malaysia. Self-administered questionnaire were answered by 506 employees from six organizations. It was found that family-work
more » ... nd that family-work enrichment (FWE) is higher than work-family enrichment (WFE). Resources from neighbors and relatives were positively related to WFE and FWE. Interestingly, friends' resources were negatively related to WFE and FWE. The findings strengthened the link between resources and enrichment. This study has shown that support outside the workplace, particularly from relatives and neighbours are important in enhancing work-family and family work enrichment. Thus, organizations in collectivist society should create community supportive culture to enhance the experience of work family enrichment among the employees.
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i3.30.18435 fatcat:vh4qqtsmrbayljrow2xabtisbi