Sleeping problems are also common signs of poor psychological health Family

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experience, distress, unhappiness, low confidence and concentration problems. Sleeping problems are also common signs of poor psychological health. Family-work conflicts were also 14
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shown to have a negative impact on the psychological health of employees (Kluczyk, 2013; Kumari & Selvi, 2016). This is mainly the case as the conflict results to substance disorders and anxiety. However, the findings were quite weak in associating psychological distress with family-work conflicts. Nonetheless, these findings indicate that conflicting work and family matters lead to poor psychological health. This fact is supported by the studies by Frone (2000). It can, thus, be concluded that work-family and family-work conflicts impacts negatively on the psychological health of employees and hence results to poor wellbeing of the employees. Work life balance has also been shown to lead to healthy wellbeing of the employees when positive policies are put in place as had been proposed in the fourth hypothesis. For instance, the study by Wessels (2012) show that work engagement enables employees to know what is required of them and thus have full energy to perform their duty and this generally improves their job satisfaction. Work place support also leads to job satisfaction. This is because when employees perceive that their organization regard their contributions and puts into consideration their wellbeing, the employees feel obligated to offer full commitment to their work and thereby end up gaining work satisfaction. Therefore, organizations that fulfil the emotional and social needs of their employees, such as offering them ideal benefits and wages, increases their employee’s work satisfaction. The study by Jang (2008) supports Wessels (2012) findings as it shows that a supportive workplace enhances work satisfaction. Jang (2008) found that parents who were in an organization with a positive culture and where the employer was supportive indicated that they perceived ability to access flexible work schedule. This is because they perceived that they could get time off, or have their working hours reduced as well as get parental leaves. Therefore, this study concludes that poor work life balance is associated with low family and work satisfaction as well as poor psychological health. On the contrary, a healthy life balance which is determined by the work policies leads to healthy wellbeing of the employees. Thus, this findings enabled an understanding of the implications of work life balance on the wellbeing of the Australian employees in the private sector. 5.0 Conclusion In conclusion, this study aimed at investigating the implications and relationship between work life balance and the wellbeing of employees in the private sector in Australia. To achieve this 15
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object, the relationships between work-family and family-work conflicts and family and work satisfaction as well as psychological health were explored. This involved a qualitative approach where eight past studies were analyzed. The study was important as work life balance has been a topic of discussion for a long time in Australia and up to date, many Australians seem to be
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