Work Life Balance of Women Working in Higher Educational Institutions in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh
Keywords:Work life balance, Work attitude, Performance, Work interference, Flexible work schedules
Indian families are undergoing rapid changes due to the increased pace of urbanization modernization and sociocultural environment. Indian women belonging to all classes have entered into paid occupations. Demographic and societal changes, globalization and advances in technology are forcing businesses to transform the way they operate. It has opened new vistas, increased awareness and raised aspirations of personal growth. This, along with conomic pressure, has been instrumental in influencing women’s decision to enter the work force. Apart from that, the growing needs such as caring for children and aging family members demand for a dual income household, or increased healthcare costs also influencing to enter into workforce. These all leads in the existing family and societal setup, working women are overburdened and find it increasingly difficult to balance their work and life roles. At the present time, Indian women’s exposure to educational opportunities is substantially higher than it was some decades ago, especially in the urban settings, which provide opportunities to enter into work for sharing family burdens. Work – Life Balance of women is a challenging issue for leaders, managers and has also attracted the attention of researchers. Work life balance, in its broadest sense, is defined as a satisfactory level of involvement or ‘fit’ between the multiple roles in a person’s life. The study of work life balance involves the examination of people’s ability to manage simultaneously the multi-faceted demands of life. Keeping this in view we have selected a study to analyze the work life balance of women working in higher educational institutes in Guntur district of Andra Pradesh.