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Well-being at work and its association with work-home interactions: a study of young Vietnamese employees
 
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Faculty of Psychology, VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Faculty of Sociology, VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Submission date: 2020-05-16
Final revision date: 2020-06-14
Acceptance date: 2020-06-16
Online publication date: 2020-08-06
Publication date: 2020-08-06
 
Health Psychology Report 2021;9(1):18–30
 
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Background:
Studying well-being at work and how it is related to employees’ work-home interactions has been of great con-cern to both researchers and policy-makers in recent years. The aim of this study is to investigate the status of well-being at work of young Vietnamese employees working in Hanoi city and how dimensions of their work-home interaction contribute to their well-being at work.

Participants and procedure:
A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted on 675 Vietnamese employees whose age was un-der 35 years. Demo and Paschoal’s well-being at work scale and the Survey Work-Home Interaction – Nijme-gen (SWING) scale were applied to measure employees’ well-being at work and work-home interactions re-spectively. The control variables include employees’ sex, marital status, working tenure, work position, mentor-ing, and type of organization.

Results:
This study documented differences in the status of well-being at work between groups by gender, work posi-tion, mentoring, whereas no difference was found between groups in age, marital status, working tenure or types of organization. Regression results demonstrated that altogether positive work-home, negative work-home, positive home-work interactions and work position can explain quite well the variance of employees’ well-being at work, and the predictive power of positive interaction for well-being at work was significantly stronger than that of work position and negative work-home interaction.

Conclusions:
Our results suggested that to promote employees’ well-being at work, organizations should invest in boosting the positive interactions between work and home life of employees. Work position, gender issue and mentoring are also meaningful determinants of well-being at work.

 
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