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Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay (SJSRE) Vol. 6(4), pp. 99-104, October 2017
Available online at http:// www.scholarly-journals.com/SJSRE
ISSN 2315-6163 © 2017 Scholarly-Journals

Work-Life balance and employee’s job satisfaction of private security firms in Port Harcourt

Ignatius Kwesi Onyelankea

Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt.
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Organizations, especially private security firms needs to enhance the work attitudes of its employees by incorporating an effective work-life balance plan if they want to increase efficiency of their employees through increased job satisfaction. This research work sought to examine how proper work-life balance influence employee’s job satisfaction with a pointer at private security firms in Port Harcourt. A sample size of 92 was espoused from the population of 120 using Krejcie and Morgan sample size determination table 1970. Two null hypotheses were drawn from the dimensions of the predictor variable as well as the criterion variable. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used to examine the null hypotheses, via the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) at 5% level of significance. Hence, there is a significant relationship between work-life balance and employees’ job satisfaction of private security firms in Port Harcourt. It was concluded that for employees of private security firms to enjoy high level of job satisfaction, organizations in this regard should be flexible in its activities thereby incorporating stretchy personal and social policies to achieve proper work-life balance for her employees as it would enhance high level of satisfaction on their job. And thus recommended that: Private security firms need to step up and provide employees with the kinds of work-life balance initiatives that they require, accompanied by adequate support and assistance with making these initiatives work for them as this would enhance job satisfaction on the part of the employees. Realizing that achieving organizational health through all employees achieving a work-life balance is important. Private security firms in Port Harcourt should ensure that work-life balance initiatives are being increasingly introduced to cope with problems associated with employees’ job dissatisfaction


Key words: Work-life Balance, Employee’s Job satisfaction, Private Security Firms.

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