THE INFLUENCE OF EMPLOYEE SILENCE ON WORK-FAMILY ENRICHMENT AND WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT AMONG EMPLOYEES OF TERTIARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
AbstractEmployee silence has attracted the attention of both academics and practitioners in recent times. When employees intentionally withhold potential input and useful information by displaying silence, organisations are deprived access to useful resource that may help garner a competitive advantage. Withholding ideas and inputs on critical success issues is a seriousÂ impediment not only to the organisation, but also to the employeeâ€™s physical and mental well-being. Access to valuable information improves work and possibly working conditions that in turn affect other domains other than work. Thus, this study investigates the effects that the employee intentional withholding of organisationally relevant information has on the family work domain of employees in the tertiary education institutions of the North-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Data was collected from 228 married employees using self-administered questionnaires. IBM SPSS Statistics and SmartPLS 3 were used to analyse the data. The findings reveal that employee silence has a significant negative relationship on work-family enrichment and no significant relationship on work-family conflict. The implications of the study and directions for future research are suggested.
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