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Title: A comparative study of the work life balance of women employed in different sectors
Researcher: Shivananda, Rohini
Guide(s): Ashok, H S
Keywords: Family Life Satisfaction
Occupational Stress
Organizational Behavior
Psychological Wellbeing
Work Life Balance
University: Bangalore University
Completed Date: 
Abstract: newlineThe primary objective of the study was to examine the effect of work life balance (WLB) newlineon psychological well being (PWB) and family life satisfaction (FLS). A total sample 248 newlinedrawn from four different occupations constituted the sample for the study. Null newlinehypotheses were formulated assuming a. No differences across occupations on newlineWLB,PWB, FLS and stress. newlineb. No relationship between WLB and occupational stress with dependent variables of the newlinestudy .c No difference on the dependent variables of the study between occupations newlinecategorized based on the quantum of human interaction inherent to the job. newlined. Demographic variables like work shift and work experience do not have any effect on newlineWLB,OS (occupational stress), PWB and FLS. Appropriate tools with adequate newlinepsychometric properties were used to measure the variables of the study. newlineThe obtained results were analysed using SPSS 13.0. Both parametric and non newlineparametric statistical tests like correlation, t, anova discriminant function analysis, Mann newlineWhitney U test, Kruskal Wallis test were used to verify the hypotheses. Based on the newlineresults of statistical analysis hypotheses a, b and d were rejected and c was accepted and newlinewith regard to the demographic variables work experience found to influence dependent newlinevariables of the study. newlineThe profile of stress measured in terms of somatic complaints, somtic reactions and newlinecoping across the occupations revealed, common somatic complaints were problem in newlinevision, weakness, vomiting ,burning eyes and sweating and common somatic reactions to newlinestress were can not cry when feel like crying, shouting at others for the injustice done to newlineself, and irritated over small things and common coping method used were shut newlinewithdrawing from day to day activities and eat more. The differences observed can be newlineattributed to nature of the job, subjective variables and demographic variables. newline* An attempt has been made in the thesis to adhere to the guidelines provided in the 6th newlineedition of the publication manual of the American Psychological
Pagination: 161p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Psychology

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