IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(7): 500-504 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.699

Social Support, Negative Affectivity, and Work Personal Life Balance of Academics

Siti Asiah Md. Shahid, Suhaiel Amdan, Anisah Alwi, Farah Syazreena, and Che Norlia Hassan
Abstract—This study explores the relationship between social support, negative affectivity, and work-personal life balance among academic staff. The sample of this study comprised 70 academics at one faculty in one public higher educational institution in Perak, Malaysia. Quantitative research design using survey questionnaires was utilized for this study. Findings indicated that work-personal life balance is significantly related with social support and negative affectivity. In addition, social support from co-workers is the most significant predictor for work-personal life balance.

Index Terms—Social support, negative affectivity, work-personal life balance, academics, higher educational institution.

Siti Asiah Md. Shahid is with the Institute of Business Excellence, University Technology MARA Shah Alam, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (e-mail: sitia348@puncakalam.uitm.edu.my).
Suhaiel Amdan, Anisah Alwi, Farah Syazreena Azmi, and Che Norlia Hassan are with the Faculty of Business Management, University Technology MARA Shah Alam, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (e-mail: suhaiel2013@gmail.com, anisah@puncakalam.uitm.edu.my, farah2070@salam.uitm.edu.my, norlia361@puncakalam.uitm.edu.my).

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Cite: Siti Asiah Md. Shahid, Suhaiel Amdan, Anisah Alwi, Farah Syazreena, and Che Norlia Hassan, " Social Support, Negative Affectivity, and Work Personal Life Balance of Academics," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 500-504, 2016.

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