The Model of Religiosity and Hedonism Life through Work-life Balance towards Company's Performance in Asia

Sundjoto, Kuswandi, Asmirin Noor, Siti Mahmudah and Waspodo Tjipto Subroto

The purpose of this study is to discuss the influence of Religiosity and Hedonism life on Employee Performance in Asia based on work-life balance. This is because multinational companies are expected to have high productivity due to the global competition in the era of the industrial revolution 4.0. Design/Methodology/Approach – The analysis technique used Structure Equation Modeling (SEM) with the AMOS 18 program. A random sampling of company employees in Asia (Indonesia, Korea, Japan, China) with 685 respondents was used. However, the samples that met the required standards after the selection process was 378. Finding and Implication – The results showed that Religiosity (beliefs, values, behavior) influenced work-life balance (work responsibilities, family life) but did not impact hedonism life. However, hedonism life (pleasure, satisfaction, worldly pleasure) had a positive effect on work-life balance, which positively impacted performance (quantity, quality, savings, observance of standard). Work-life balance is fulfilled in case there is a quality level of religiosity based on knowledge of beliefs and values of how the individuals obey religious rules. However, if the level of religiosity is low, individuals may never be grateful for rewards given based on work satisfaction. Although the work-life balance is fulfilled by the company, without religiosity, there would be no positive effect on employee performance. Therefore, the company is obliged to provide facilities, infrastructure, and moral support for the employees worship. Limitations – Although there is justification for using samples based on religiosity and regions in Asian countries already in the literature, this sample may not reflect the overall employee population in companies across the Continent. Originality – This study developed an influence model by prioritizing religiosity variables, especially the Islamic beliefs, which change the mindset of work-life balance in improving performance. It is supported by the latest literature and some essential explanations for further research.

Volume 12 | Issue 7

Pages: 70-81

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I7/20201986