Contributions of psychological detachment from work and perceived organizational support in work-life balance among health workers

  • Ebele E. Nnadozie
  • Steven K. Iorfa
  • Uzoamaka A. Agonsi


As work-life balance increasingly becomes crucial for employee wellbeing, research light is also being beamed on possible correlates and predictors of the construct. Using a cross-sectional design, this study examined psychological detachment and perceived organizational support as predictors of work-life balance. Two hundred and fifty healthcare workers selected through convenience sampling from two hospitals in Enugu State Nigeria participated in the study. Psychological Detachment Scale, Perceived Organizational Support Scale and Work-life Balance Scale were used for data collection. Work life balance was conceptualized as having three dimensions-work interference with personal life, personal life interference with work and work/personal life enhancement. Data was analysed using multiple regression. Psychological detachment from work predicted both personal life interference with work and work personal life enhancement. It was found that perceived organizational support did not predict any of the work-life balance dimensions. It was suggested that the link between organizational support and work-life balance among health workers needs further investigation.