INFLUENCE OF PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT AND WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT ON WORK ENGAGEMENT
In recent years there have been renewed interest in positive psychology that could enhance organizational productivity. This study is one of such studies. The study examined the influence of perceived social support and work-family conflict on work engagement. The study adopted a cross sectional survey design in which four hundred and thirty participants were purposively selected (men =252; women = 178), ages ranges from 24 to 58 years with a mean age of 36.7 years and standard deviation of 8.64. Results of Pearson r for independent group revealed a significant positive relationship between work-family conflict and work engagement [r=-.315, df (428), p<.01]; likewise, results of t-test revealed a significant positive of perceived social on work engagement [t=-6.609, df (428); p<.01]. Though, the study revealed a significant positive relationship between work-family conflict and work engagement, organizational managers should design and build into organizational structure, programmes that are specifically designed to reduce arising from work and family responsibilities in addition to introducing programmes that employees could see as being supportive and employee friendly, as these will increase the level of employee’s engagement to their organization.
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