WORK ENGAGEMENT AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE AS PREDICTORS OF PRODUCTIVE WORK BEHAVIOUR AMONG COMMERCIAL BANK EMPLOYEES

WORK ENGAGEMENT AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE AS PREDICTORS OF PRODUCTIVE WORK BEHAVIOUR AMONG COMMERCIAL BANK EMPLOYEES

ABSTRACT

This study examined the contributions of work engagement and work-life balance in productive work behaviour among 250 commercial bank employees. The participants composed of 148 (59.2%) males and 102 (40.8%) females who completed self-report measures of work engagement and work-life balance. Productive work behaviour was based on the FBN productivity scorecards of the participants. Ex post facto design was adopted. The data was analysed with hierarchical multiple regression. Two hypotheses were tested. The results showed that work engagement made a significantly positive contribution to the prediction of productive work behaviour, which was consistent with the first hypothesis. On the contrary, the three dimensions of work-life balance: work interference with personal life, personal life interference with work, and work/personal life enhancement, all failed to make any significant contribution to the prediction of productive work behaviour, which was not consistent with the second hypothesis. Implications of the findings were highlighted and suggestions for future research were offered.