Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2020)
Influence of work-life conflict on employee commitment in the independent electoral and boundaries commission of Kenya
Author(s): Immaculate Rina Eshirungo, Clive Mukanzi
Abstract: The International Labor Organization’s global report on work-life balance indicates that Kenya is among the countries with the highest prevalence of long working hours globally. Long hours of work tend to lead to increasingly high rates of absenteeism and poor health, which may have a serious impact on work-life conflict. In view of the foregoing, this study sought to investigate the influence of work-life conflict on employee commitment in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Kenya. The study adopted descriptive research design, which guaranteed simplicity in comprehending the insight regarding the problem under study. The target population for this study was composed of employees of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya that included; County Election Managers, Constituency Election Coordinators, Constituency Administrative Assistants, County ICT officers, County Supply Chain Assistants and Accountants making a total of 768 respondents. A sample size of 258 respondents was used to represent the target population. A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection since this could be send to a large number of people. Collected data was analysed using inferential as well as descriptive statistics. The findings of this study revealed that work life conflict had a significant influence on employee commitment. The study recommends the need for a policy formulation to mitigate against work-life conflicts in organizations in order to enhance employee commitment.