Relationship between Work-life Balance and Employee Commitment among professionals in Nigeria: A study on radio Journalists in Kano
Salihu Sule Khalid
Abu Bakar Tijjani Ibrahim
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This study aims to investigate the relationship between work-life balance and employee commitment among journalists in Nigeria. It also seeks to determine the influence of demographic factors on employee commitment among the respondents. The participants of the study are journalists working with 13 public and private radio stations operating in Kano State, Nigeria. The data was collected using a seven-point Likert-scale questionnaire administered on a sample of 169 respondents. The respondents were drawn from a total of 396 journalists in the radio stations. Descriptive and Inferential statistics were used to analyze the data obtained. Correlation analysis result indicated a strong positive correlation between work-life balance and employee commitment among journalists in Kano, Nigeria while Mann-Whitney test and Kruskal-Wallis test revealed no significant difference in employee commitment of journalists based on gender and age. The result exposes the worthiness of initiating and employing work-life balance programs by employers in Nigeria as balanced work-life among the respondents translates into an increase in their employee commitment level. The researchers suggest that future studies should investigate work-life balance initiatives that are appealing to workers in Nigeria. They should also expand the study population by carrying out the study at zonal or national level incorporating journalists from other variants of the profession.