COMPUTING AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGERS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Cloud Computing, Work-Life Balance, Official Time, Social Personal Function
The study examined the extent of relationship cloud computing and work-life balance of administrative managers of tertiary institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria. The cross-sectional explanatory survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of this study consisted of eight hundred and twenty-one (821) administrative managers in the eight (8) public tertiary institutions in Rivers State. The simple size of 269 respondents was obtainable using the Taro Yamene Formula. Structured questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection after face-validation. Cronbach Alpha was used to test the internal consistency of the instrument. Out of 269 copies of the questionnaire administered, a total of 221 copies (82%) were retrieved. Arithmetic mean and standard deviation were used for the univariate analysis while the test of hypotheses was done using Correlational Statistical tool such as Spearman Rank Order Correlation. The findings revealed that dimensions of digital proficiency such as cloud computing has significant positive relationship with work-life balance of administrative managers of tertiary institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria. It was also found that digital infrastructure significantly moderates the extent to which digital proficiency relates with work-life balance. The study concluded that cloud computing bring about improvement on administrative managers of tertiary institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria. Among other things, the study recommended that Rivers State Government should set up technological systems that will support the adoption of cloud computing in order to enhance their notification, feedback, and information access processes. The study has bridged the knowledge gap that existed concerning the relationship between digital proficiency and work-life balance in literature by providing an empirical explanation of how dimensions of digital proficiency such as cloud computing, online meeting and data processing interact with work-life balance in terms of socio-personal functions, official time maximization and ample rest and leisure.