Managing Work-Family Conflict among Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Study

  •  Wendy Teoh    
  •  Chin Wei Chong    
  •  Siong Choy Chong    
  •  Hishamuddin Ismail    


Modern day entrepreneurs who operate in today’s highly volatile socioeconomic circumstances are undeniably encumbered with a host of role stressors that affect their businesses and personal lives, namely role overload, role ambiguity and role conflict. Coupled with work schedule flexibility, these role stressors have a bearing on work-family conflict and are the focus of this study. Employing self-administered questionnaires via purposive sampling, data were collected from Malaysian entrepreneurs, married with at least one child. Results derived utilising the Partial Least Square (PLS) approach suggest that role conflict and role overload positively affect work-family conflict. However, role ambiguity and work schedule flexibility indicate insignificant effect on work-family conflict. Given a multitude of challenges faced by entrepreneurs in this context, an understanding of the findings can bring to light some insights on how work-family balance can be achieved to boost the development of Malaysian entrepreneurs.

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