An Assessment of Work Life Balance Practice of Church Leaders: The Case Study of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)

Okello Oluch Wudo


This study assessed the work-life balance practice of church leaders in the case of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY). Besides, it also evaluated the relationship between work to life conflict, life to work conflict, perceived organizational support, and perceived social support and work life balance. Quantitative research was employed to collect the primary data for the study. The study found that church leaders have low work life balance. Moreover, it discovered that work to life conflict and life to work conflict have strongly negative relationship with work-life balance of the leaders. Again, it also revealed that perceived organizational support and perceived social support have no significant relationship with work life balance. Hence, the study concluded that work to life conflict highly contribute to improper work-life balance of the church leaders than life to work conflict. Hence, the church (EECMY) must initiate work-life balance policies, strategies and family-supportive environments or culture and different mechanisms that are fundamental in enhancing work life balance of the leaders. Besides, church leaders should advocate for family-friendly benefits and supportive culture in the organization, utilize such benefits, fairly allocate and manage their times, and have supportive family members and friends.

Keyworks: Work Life Balance, Work to life Conflict, Life to Work Conflict, Perceived Organizational Support, Perceived Social Support.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/12-4-06

Publication date: February 29th 2020

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