Mediating Effect of Work-Life Balance In The Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behaviours
The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating role of work-life balance in the relationship between supportive transformational leadership and organizational citizen behaviour. The sample included 123 employees in 5 banks across Jemeta-Yola, Adamawa State. Baron and Kenny’s (1986) renowned mediation procedure for testing mediating relation was used to determine support for the hypotheses. Firstly, the study found out that there exist a positive relationship between transformational leadership and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). Secondly, the finding of this study also validates a positive effect of transformational leadership on employee’s work-life balance. Thirdly, the study also found out that employee’s work-life balance positively influence OCB. Finally, the study confirm that work-life balance partial mediate the relationship between transformational leadership and OCB. Hence, this study integrates work-life balance into leadership and organizational citizen behaviour literatures as well as the value of social exchange theoretical assumptions. The study therefore recommends that organization leaders should evaluate current policies and procedures related to worklife balance issues and make positive adjustments accordingly for employees’ well-being so that they can respond positively towards organizations goals and values.