WORK-LIFE BALANCE PRACTICES AND EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE: A CORRELATIONAL SURVEY OF COMMERCIAL BANKS IN DELTA AND BAYELSA STATES, NIGERIA
This study investigated work-life balance and employees’ performance in some selected commercial banks in Delta and Bayelsa States, Nigeria. The correlational type of survey research design was adopted and the study’s population comprised all the employees of commercial banks with presence in Delta and Bayelsa States out of which seven were selected. 323 employees from the seven selected banks with branches in Abraka, Delta State and Yenizwe Gene, Bayelsa State formed the study’s sample. This research was successfully carried out and completed with the aid of a self-structured questionnaire. 323 copies were personally administered by the researcher to the target respondents and 229 copies were properly filled, scored, and found usable for analysis. The simple percentage, frequencies, charts, mean and standard deviation were used in presenting the respondents’ data on the research items while the Pearson Correlation was adopted for testing the formulated hypotheses. It was discovered that the work leave initiatives practiced among the banks concerns maternity, marriage; annual type, and sick leave. It was also found out that the extent to which the employees give and receive informal support at the workplace is high but the extent to which flexible work arrangements are adopted and wellness programs are organized was low. However, the results of the tested hypotheses indicated that no significant correlation exists between work leave initiatives, informal support practice, and employee performance while a statistically significant relationship was found between flexible work arrangements, wellness programs and employee performance. The researcher drew conclusions from these findings and recommended that adequate wellness schemes such as health insurance (HIS) should be set up by the management of commercial banks for every worker and little deductions be taken monthly from their remunerations in order to ensure that employees’ health are constantly monitored and checkmated by them.
Keywords: Work-Life, Balance Practices, Delta and Bayelsa States, Health Insurance,
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