Beyond The Call of Duty: Realities of Work-Life Balance in the United Arab Emirates Education Sector

Article


Adekoya, O., Ajonbadi, H. A., Okorie, G. I. and Jimoh, I. O. 2021. Beyond The Call of Duty: Realities of Work-Life Balance in the United Arab Emirates Education Sector. International Journal of Business and Society. 22 (1), pp. 131-145. https://doi.org/10.33736/ijbs.3166.2021
AuthorsAdekoya, O., Ajonbadi, H. A., Okorie, G. I. and Jimoh, I. O.
Abstract

Previous research have been intrigued to assess the mechanisms used by employees to cope with tedious work schedules and other areas of their non-work lives. While there are yet to be sufficient studies that explore the countries in the Middle East, this paper aimed to explore the realities of WLB among professionals in the education sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We further considered the implications of workplace and family support, and organisational culture on employees’ WLB and productivity. The study employs the use of qualitative data generated from semi-structured interviews of 41 lecturers across seven higher education institutions in Dubai, UAE aimed at investigating the various contexts of WLB.

JournalInternational Journal of Business and Society
Journal citation22 (1), pp. 131-145
ISSN1511-6670
Year2021
PublisherUNIMAS Publisher
Publisher's version
License
File Access Level
Anyone
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.33736/ijbs.3166.2021
Publication dates
Online24 Mar 2021
Publication process dates
Accepted31 Dec 2020
Deposited08 Apr 2021
Copyright holder© 2021 UNIMAS Publisher
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/892zx

Download files

Publisher's version
3166-Article Text-9516-1-10-20210401.pdf
License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
File access level: Anyone

  • 13
    total views
  • 8
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The Myth and the Reality of Work-Life Balance in Nigeria
Adisa, T. A., Gbadamosi, G. and Adekoya, O. D. 2021. The Myth and the Reality of Work-Life Balance in Nigeria. in: Adisa, T. A. and Gbadamosi, G. (ed.) Work-Life Interface: Non-Western Perspectives Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 127-153
Stigma Hurts: Exploring Employer and Employee Perceptions of Tattoos and Body Piercings in Nigeria
Adisa, T., Adekoya, O. and Sani, K. 2021. Stigma Hurts: Exploring Employer and Employee Perceptions of Tattoos and Body Piercings in Nigeria. Career Development International. 26 (2), pp. 217-237. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-09-2020-0239
Modern-Day Slavery? The Work-Life Conflict of Domestic Workers in Nigeria
Adisa, T. A., Adekoya, O. D. and Okoya, O. 2021. Modern-Day Slavery? The Work-Life Conflict of Domestic Workers in Nigeria. Gender In Management: an International Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2020-0054