The impact of stress, coping and life satisfaction on work-life balance in the Irish workplace.
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BA (Hons) Psychology
Dublin Business School
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This study explored the impact of stress, coping and life satisfaction on work-life balance (WLB) in the Irish workplace. A self-developed online questionnaire was distributed to colleagues and peers, who in turn distributed them to friends. 170 questionnaires were completed, (123= females, 47= males). A quantitative within subjects, mixed quasi-experimental correlational design was used. Overall results suggest the correlation between stress and coping, and stress and life satisfaction were significant. Regression analysis revealed that although perceived stress was significant predictors of WLB, neither coping nor life satisfaction were significant predictors. There was no significant gender difference in relation to coping. However, a significant gender difference was evident in perceived stress scores, with female scores slightly higher than for males.