The Relationship of Work-Life Conflict and Organizational Voice in Higher Education Sector: A Case Study in Turkey

Authors

  • Erhan ATAY Monash University Malaysia
  • Serkan BAYRAKTAROGLU Independent Researcher
  • Gulfem TANRIVERDI Gazi University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17015/ejbe.2020.025.04

Keywords:

Work-life balance; work-life conflict; organizational voice, silence, Turkey

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between work-life conflict (WLB) and organizational voice in the higher education sector. We surveyed a population of academicians and administrative staff of two private universities in Istanbul, Turkey. We found that there is a positive relationship between life-work conflict and work-life conflict. The work-life conflict also affects organizational voice negatively. Results reveal that when employees have conflict in their work and life affairs, they prefer to be silent rather than speak up openly about organizational policies. This paper explores the importance of the work-life conflict in regards to remaining silent as a means of creating productive workplaces. This study is an attempt to contribute to the arguments on the situation about how people can remain silent or speak up in the workplace when they are not able to achieve balance work and living domains. This paper investigates the relationship between work-life conflict and organizational voice as perceived by the employees from the higher education sector.

Published

20-05-2020

Issue

Section

Articles