Flexible work arrangements: An evaluation of job satisfaction and work--life balance

by Hrobowski-Culbreath, Gladys, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2010, 133 pages; 3423947


Flexible work arrangements are tied to turnover, absenteeism, job satisfaction, productivity and work-life balance. The purpose of this research is threefold: (a) Examine the relationship between flexible work arrangement programs, job satisfaction, productivity and work-life balance; (b) identify jobs that are best suited for these strategies and identify a number of companies tat have been successful in using these strategies; and (c) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of flexible work arrangements for both employees and employers. Survey data were collected from 200 individuals who participate in various forms of flexible work arrangement programs. The participants completed the short form Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (Weiss, Dawis, England, & Lofquist, 1967). The instrument consisted of 20 factors that measured the relationships between job satisfaction and work-life balance. A demographic questionnaire was also used. Herzberg's (1987) motivation-hygiene theory was used as the framework to examine job satisfaction and work-life balance in a sample of 200 participants.

REFERENCES: Herzberg, F. (1987). One more time: How do you motivate employees? Harvard Business Review, 65(5), 109-120. Weiss, D. J., Dawis, R. V., England, G. W., & Lofquist, L. H. (1967). Manual for the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

AdviserFrank DeCaro
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBusiness administration; Management; Business education
Publication Number3423947

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