Investigating the Dimensionality of Work Life Balance in Islamic Perspective (Wlbip): An Insight from Indonesia

Muafi Muafi
Published Online: June 2021
Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to investigate the dimension of Work Life Balance with Islamic perspective (WLBIP) approach in the employee of Baitul Maal Wa Tamwil or Islamic Financing Savings and Loan Cooperatives in Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) Province, Indonesia. Methodology: This study is conducted to all managers and employees of Baitul Maal Wa Tamwil in DIY Province. The study is carried out to 28 Baitul Maal Wa Tamwil with the target sample of 200 respondents. The questionnaire returned is from 150 respondents. Findings: WLBIP can be measured with 3 indicators: (1) time balance in Islamic perspective (TBIP); (2) involvement balance in Islamic perspective (IBIP); and (3) satisfaction balance in Islamic perspective (SBIP). Significance: The concept and research regarding WLB with Islamic approach are still not found yet. The results of the study with non-Islamic approach are still inconsistent. This study introduces the concept of WLBIP with 3 dimensions: (1) time balance in Islamic perspective (TBIP); (2) involvement balance in Islamic perspective (IBIP); and (3) satisfaction balance in Islamic perspective (SBIP). This three dimensions use WLB concept approach by considering the balance between the worldlife and the afterlife aspects. Limitations/Implications: The limitations of this study are that the author only examined the employee of financial service company with quantitative approach. Therefore, future studies need to use qualitative approach with wider sample (not only Muslim respondents). The antecedents and consequences of WLBIP also needs to be analyzed further. The theoretical implication is that this study contributes to the enrichment of WLB theory, especially from Islamic perspective, which is called WLBIP. Thus, it can contribute to the literature of Islamic Management and Islamic Organizational Behavior. KAUJIE Classification: T5, P2 JEL Classification: L08, L26


Keywords

WLBIP, TBIP, IBIP, SBIP