IJSSH 2011 Vol.1(1): 80-85 ISSN:2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2011.V1.14

The Role of Religiosity as a Coping Strategy in Coping with Work-Family Conflict: The Case of Malaysian Women in Academia

Meguellati Achour and Ali Bin Boerhannoeddin

Abstract—The purpose of the present study is to examine religiosity as a strategy to achieve employees’ well-being among Muslim women academic staff of Malaysian learning institutions. The determinants of well-being included under this research are job satisfaction, family satisfaction and life satisfaction. The researchers used 130 Muslim women of academic staff as respondents, working in Research Universities in the Klang Valley included University of Malaya, National University and Putra University, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their ages ranged from 30 to 60 years. The results show that religiosity is positively related with well-being and work-family demands, although negatively not significant, related with work-family conflict. The findings also revealed that work-family conflict is significantly related to work-family demands and negatively related to well-being.

Index Terms—Work-family conflict, well-being, religiosity, coping strategies, work- family demands

Meguellati Achour. Institute of Graduate Studies, Ali Bin Boerhannoeddin. Faculty of Economic & Administration, University ofMalaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Cite: Meguellati Achour and Ali Bin Boerhannoeddin, "The Role of Religiosity as a Coping Strategy in Coping with Work-Family Conflict: The Case of Malaysian Women in Academia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 80-85, 2011.

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