Conference Title: International Conference in Business,Technology and Innovation 2013
Conference Title: UBT Publications
Contributing Editos: Prof. Albert Qarri, Prof. Ibrahim Krasniqi, Krenare Pireva, Evelina Bazini, Nita Abrashi
Co-Organizers: Ardian Emini, Vlora Aliu, Betim Gashi, Xhemajl Mehmeti, Kushtrim Dragusha, Murat Retkoceri, Kaltrina Bunjaku, Leonita Braha
Start Date: 2013-11-01
End Date: 2013-11-02
Venue, City, Country: : Hotel Bleart , Durres , Albania

Paper Title

Family Friendly Policies in organizations and their Effects on Work-Life Balance, Work Alienation and Life Satisfaction




Family-friendly policies are broadly defined as a group of complementary benefits and pro- grams designed to support employees who are faced with balancing the conflicting demands of work life, family and personal time in today’s complex environment (Lee and Hong, 2011: 870). These policies encompass some benefits, such as flexible work hours, carers leave, unpaid leave, shorter working hours, part time work, job sharing, more informal arrangements like allowing parents to bring children to work on occasion and working from home (Baxter and Chesters, 2011: 141). Family-friendly policies has becoming an important issue in organizations, based on the importance of family-friendly policies in organizations, previous researches has draw attention the role of these policies. These programs portray what an organization stands for in terms of helping employees achieve a viable balance between work and life. However, familyfriendly policies as mechanisms to reduce employee absenteeism, stress, turnover, work alienation, while also enhancing employee commitment to the organization, job satisfaction and productivity (Allen, 2001: 415; Poelmans, Chinchilla and Cardona, 2003: 129; Wang and Walumbwa, 2007: 397; Chou and Cheung, 2013: 4). Moreover, family-friendly culture provides an integration personal life and work in today’s environment so life satisfaction could be ensured in time (Haslett, Smith and Curry, 2008: 25). In this context the purpose of this study is to investigate the affects of family-friendly policies upon the employee’s individual and work lifes. Accordingly, this study aims to explain the relationships among family-friendly policies, work life balance, work alienation and life satisfaction. For the purpose of research, survey data, which have been collected through survey method from employees one of the largest company in the field of marble. In this respect, data obtained from employees in marble company have been evaluated by means of factor analysis, correlation analysis and regression analysis. Based on the findings gathered from this study, it has been expected that there will be statistically significant relationships among family-friendly policies, work life balance, work alienation and life satisfaction. In the literature, it is possible to see lots of studies dealing with family-friendly policies and their effects. Among all these, there is no study discussing these relationships. Therefore, it is believed that this study will contribute to and fill the gap in the literature.


Family-friendly policies, Work life balance, Work Alienation, Life Satisfaction