WORK-LIFE BALANCE, JOB PERFORMANCE, AND CAREER PROGRESSION OF LECTURERS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA- Alabi, R.O.
WORK-LIFE BALANCE, JOB PERFORMANCE, AND CAREER PROGRESSION OF LECTURERS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA- Alabi, R.O.

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RAFIU OLAJIDE ALABI
Department of Educational Management
University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

Abstract
Lecturers are critical in university goal attainment and like other employees everywhere, lecturers operate in both work and life domains which affect their job performance and career progression. The study therefore investigated the relationship among work-life balance, job performance, and career progression among lecturers in public universities in Lagos State, Nigeria. Two hypotheses guided the study while the descriptive research design was used for the research. The study population comprised 2,339 lecturers and multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 346 participants. One self-designed research instrument titled: “Work-life Balance Questionnaire” (WLBQ), was used to collect data for the study. The research instrument was validated and subjected to Cronbach Alpha reliability test which yielded correlation coefficient of r=0.82. The analysis of data was done using Descriptive and Pearson Product-Moment
Correlation statistical tools. The null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance.
The results showed that flexible work arrangement significantly correlated with job performance and career progression. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that universities should give adequate attention to flexible work arrangement practices and policies in order to get optimum job performance from
their academic staff and enhance their career progression.


Keywords: Work-life balance, job performance, career progression, flexible work arrangements