Today, the main issue of concern among military personnel is the quality of their lives, the time with the family and the impact of work on family members (Blue Star Families, 2017). Work-life balance has been increasingly gaining attention since recently due to the increase in issues related to emotional intelligence, depression, anxiety and stress among society. The aim of this study is to discuss empirical evidence based on previous studies on the relationship between emotional intelligence, depression, anxiety and stress to the work-life balance. Individual ability to manage emotional intelligence, depression, anxiety and stress is an important thing to be aware of as it will affect the well-being of their lives. Security and defense career require high resilience as they often face the many risks and challenges that need to be addressed (Baker & Ibrahim, 2014; 2017). Organizations that fail to prioritize work-life balance will be faced with increased disciplinary problems, job dissatisfaction, work commitment and job retention among their workers (McDonald et al., 2005).
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