Social Indicators Research

, Volume 128, Issue 1, pp 147–159 | Cite as

Stress Coping Strategies, Perceived Organizational Support and Marital Status as Predictors of Work–Life Balance among Nigerian Bank Employees

  • Lawrence O. Amazue
  • Ike E. OnyishiEmail author


The study examined stress coping strategies, perceived organizational support and marital status as predictors of work–life balance. Two hundred and fifty-four bank workers participated in the study. Results of the regression analyses showed that stress coping strategies was a significant predictor of work–life balance (β = .34, p = .000) and contributed 11 % variance in work–life balance after controlling for the effects of gender, age and education. The result further revealed that perceived organizational support significantly predicted workers’ work–life balance (β = .22, p = .001) and contributed additional 4 % variance in work–life balance after the effects of gender, age, education and coping strategies have been controlled. Marital status was not related to work–life balance. The findings of the study were discussed based on Nigerian socio-economic realities. The implications of the findings to work–life policies and practices were discussed.


Work–life balance Coping strategies Perceived organizational support Marital status 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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