This study was an examination of the relationships between perceived work–life balance (WLB) and job satisfaction of individuals, while exploring differences among gender and race. Through the administration of self-report surveys, a total of 80 workers, primarily located in the Southeastern United States, participated in a survey using the WLB instrument and Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS). Correlation, Z-Fisher analyses and one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) confirmed that significant relationships exist between work life balance and job satisfaction. However, contrary to expectations, gender did not moderate the relationship between WLB and job satisfaction. Race did moderate the relationship between WLB and job satisfaction in some areas, including coworkers, supervision, nature of work, and communication. This may be because these factors refer to people within the organization, who are from different backgrounds and cultures that apparently have a major effect on work-life balance. This study highlighted the importance of monitoring WLB policies and practices in organizations due to the relationship with job satisfaction.
Work-life balance, Job Satisfaction, Race, Gender.