Yunusa Raheem Bello, Rahaman Mustapha (PhD), Aminu Brimah (PhD)


Work life balance has been a growing concern for academics especially polytechnic lecturers because of the enormous pressure from work due to high students’ population as well as from home front. Today, Educational institutions in Nigeria are usually bedevilled with so many challenges ranging from scarcity of resources to build infrastructures, payment of salaries and emoluments to poor funding of research and development. These are quite pervasive in public owned institutions of higher learning which are mostly over populated with inadequate facilities. However, staff of these institutions spent most of their productive energies and times especially those who are managing students in the areas of teaching, learning and research. They spent most of their productive time resolving issues that could be regarded as needless if the right things are being done on time in order to balance the pressure from the work domain with that of family life. This study seeks to examine work-family balance issues and employee commitment in selected polytechnics in Kwara State. The study adopted a cross sectional survey. A sample size of 357 respondents were selected using multi-stage sampling techniques from a population of 1,711 which comprise staff members of the three selected polytechnics; Kwara State polytechnic, Ilorin and Federal polytechnic, Offa and Graceland Polytechnic, Offa, The data was analyzed using Smart PLS- Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The study found that the hypothesized relationship between the independent variable and dependent variable was accepted and thereby establishing a positive relationship between work-family balance and employee commitment. Therefore, The study therefore recommends that work-family issues in the life domain should be well-handled by organizations in order to secure their commitment.


Employee Commitment, Performance, Work-Family balance,

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