HomeBinhi: Letran-Calamba Student Research Journalvol. 19 no. 1 (2019)

Effect of Work-Life Balance on Employee Engagement in A Higher Educational Institution

Camille Joy T. Limongco | Jenell Karlo J. Lopecillo | Andrea Kate B. Redondo



The faculty handle a critical role in every educational institution because they are the ones who teach knowledge and develop values and skills that the students need to use in their daily lives, especially, when they work in the industry. The education the faculty provide should really equip the students to be competitive in their chosen career. The Higher Educational Institution (HEI) provides Human Resource Programs that help the faculty in achieving work-life balance that, if positively taken by the faculty, will result to high level of employee engagement. The purpose of this study was to explore the significant relationship of the work-life balance and employee engagement of the faculty in HEI. The researchers used mixed method wherein the interview results support the quantitative results to ensure the accuracy of the findings. The researchers conducted this study in a Higher Educational Institution (HEI) with 59 permanent/regular faculty members as their respondents with whom they conducted survey and interviews. Findings revealed that poor work and non-work-related balance, as well as, how engaged an employee is to the organization where he/she belongs could affect the job performance of the faculty. Employee engagement is linked to the satisfaction of the customers and to the success of the organization.