Role of workplace support on relationship between perceived work life balance policies and flourishing among military personnel

  • Ikechukwu Vincent Nnachebem Ujoatuonu
  • Gabriel Chinyere Kanu
  • Onyemaechi Chris Ugwuibe

Abstract

Our study investigated role of workplace support on the relationship between perceived work life balance policies and flourishing among Nigerian military personnel. Participants were one hundred and ninety-three (193) men from the Nigerian army, with age range from 18 - 55 years (Mean age = 37.5 years, SD = 4.61). They completed the self-report measures of the variables in the study. Data was analyzed using Hayes regressions-based PROCESS module. Results of the analysis showed that perceived work life balance policies was not significantly associated with flourishing. Workplace support was not significantly associated with flourishing. The relationship between perceived work life balance and flourishing was moderated by workplace support such that workplace support strengthens the positive relationship between perceived work life balance policies and flourishing. The findings suggest that the interaction of perceived work life balance policies and workplace support cultures are critical in understanding Nigerian army personnel’s flourishing. Workplace interventions that will help improve workplace support for soldiers to flourish even as they face the challenges of ethno-political conflicts in the Nigeria are suggested. The study addresses the need for future research on the internal structure of the defense community and how Nigerian soldiers will flourish amidst insecurity challenges facing the country.

Published
2020-01-08
Section
Articles