—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.
—Social support, negative affectivity,
work-personal life balance, academics, higher educational
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com,
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.