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Work life conflict and intention to leave amongst educators at selected schools in KZN.

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The overall aim of this research was to examine the relationship between, and the extent to which educators experience work life conflict and intention to leave. A convenience sample of 494 educators from the Pinetown and Umlazi district of KwaZulu-Natal was selected. The study was cross sectional using questionnaires to collect data. The results showed a statistically significant correlation between work life conflict (work to family conflict and family to work conflict) and intention to leave. Participants slightly agreed to experiencing work to family conflict and disagreed that family to work conflict was experienced. It was also found that participants were unsure of their intention to leave. Both types of work life conflict were found to be significant predictors of intention to leave. South African studies amongst educators at schools on the issues of work life conflict and intention to leave are limited. This study will add to the body of knowledge available in this country, on the relationship between work life conflict and intention to leave in the education sector.


Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2014.


Theses - Business administration.