The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Work-Life Balance and Job Performance Among Malaysian Employees




emotional intelligence, work-life balance, job performance, job satisfaction, job involvement


Objective: In today's workplaces, emotional intelligence, and work-life balance have gained prominence for their substantial impact on job performance, leading to increased productivity and successful careers. This study explores the relationship between these factors among Malaysian employees. It also investigates the roles of job satisfaction and job involvement.


Method: We surveyed 150 employees from diverse Malaysian organizations and used Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) to analyze the data.


Result and conclusion: Our findings reveal that emotional intelligence, job involvement, job satisfaction, and work-life balance positively influence job performance. Emotional intelligence and work-life balance significantly affect job satisfaction. However, the connection between work-life balance and job performance is not statistically significant. Additionally, job satisfaction does not mediate the relationship between job involvement and job performance.


Research implications: This study emphasizes the importance of prioritizing employee engagement and well-being, offering organizations benefits such as improved productivity, enhanced performance, increased loyalty, reduced turnover, cost savings, and greater employee satisfaction.


Originality/value: Investing in employee well-being is a path to both individual and organizational resilience, success, and prosperity.


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How to Cite

Nair, V., Sinniah, S., Makhbul, Z. K. M., Salleh, M. F. . M., & Rahman, M. R. C. A. (2023). The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Work-Life Balance and Job Performance Among Malaysian Employees. Journal of Law and Sustainable Development, 11(11), e1095.