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Investigating the antecedents and outcomes of work-life balance: evidence from garment industries in Indonesia

*Sari Wahyuni scopus  -  Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Dian Rahmasari  -  Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
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The garment industry is one of the main contributors to Indonesia's GDP. However, work-life balance has become a crucial issue for workers in this industry. This study aims to investigate the antecedents and outcomes of work-life balance among workers in the garment industry. More specifically, we examine the effect of asset ownership and working conditions (health conditions, compensation, and working hours) affect work-life balance. Furthermore, we also examine the effect of work-life balance on job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and turnover intention. We collected data using a survey of 3691 garment workers in Central Java, West Java, DI Yogyakarta, DKI Jakarta, and Banten. The analysis shows that work-life balance could increase workers' life satisfaction and job satisfaction. Interestingly, health condition is found out to be the important variable that could   improve work-life balance significantly. 

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Keywords: Work-life balance; health condition; compensation; working hours; job satisfaction; life satisfaction; turnover intention

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