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University of
Workforce Consulting Center
Department of Psychology
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NorthernIowa
Work-Life Balance Assessment1
Considering your life over the past few months, indicate the extent to which you are
satisfied with the following items by circling a number on a scale from Very Dissatisfied (1)
to Very Satisfied (5):
Very
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Neutral
Satisfied
Very
Satisfied
The way you divide your time between work and
personal or family life.
1
2
3
4
5
The way you divide your attention between work
and home.
I
2
3
4
5
How well your work life and your personal or
family life fit together.
I
2
3
4
5
Your ability to balance the needs of your job with
those of your personal or family life.
I
2
3
4
5
The opportunity you have to perform your job
well and yet be able to perform home-related
duties adequately.
1
2
3
4
5
Sum of Circled Numbers
Interpreting Your Score
Work-Life Balance Score
Low
< 14
Adam Butler's research group at the University of Northern Iowa found that higher Work­
Life Balance scores were related to higher levels of job satisfaction and work engagement,
and lower levels of work-related tension and strain. 2
If you have questions about your own work-life balance, how to promote work-life balance
in your organization, or our research program at UNI, please send Adam an email
<[email protected]> or call him at 319-273-7293.
1 Valcour, M. (2007). Work-based resources as moderators of the relationship between work hours and satisfaction
with work-family balance. Journal ofApplied Psychology, 92, 1512-1523.
2 Survey of 170 employed adults with children living at home.
334 Baker Hall- Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614·0505 - Phone: 319·273·2303 - Fax: 319·273·6188
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