Impact of Work-Life Imbalance on Health of Women

Posted: 7 Jan 2016

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Sarang Shankar Bhola

Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Institute of Management Studies & Research

Jyoti Nigade

Shivaji University - Department of Commerce & Management

Date Written: January 4, 2016

Abstract

Work-life balance is effective management of juggling act between paid work and other activities that are important to people. In case of working woman it is a state of equilibrium in which the demands of both, her job and personal life is equal. But when they can’t maintain this equilibrium what should be the consequences? Present research paper focus on health related consequences, since it is intended to find out whether work-life imbalance affects health of working women, and if yes then to what extent they suffer from. 691 working women were taken as samples which consists 379 from service industry, 176 professionals and 136 entrepreneurs. Schedule consist of 17 variables depicting physical health, 13 variables deals with psychological health and 7 variables deals with reproductive health problems. Samples were asked to opine on suffering with respective health problem measured on dichotomous scale and the extent of suffering from such health problem using five point likert type scales. The null hypothesis i.e. Women working as employee/professional/entrepreneur suffer from medical problems is accepted since majority of medical problems considered in this study are not suffered by majority of samples included in this study. Binomial test is used to test hypothesis. Researcher found that work-life imbalance takes a toll on the health of working women since they are suffered from different physical (exhaustion, frequent headache, server back pain, acidity, eye sight disorders and hair loss), psychological problems (emotional strain, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and becoming sluggish) and reproductive health problems (irregular periods and miscarriage) due to their work.

Keywords: Work-Life Balance, WLB, Health, Working Women

Suggested Citation

Bhola, Sarang Shankar and Nigade, Jyoti, Impact of Work-Life Imbalance on Health of Women (January 4, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710571

Sarang Shankar Bhola (Contact Author)

Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Institute of Management Studies & Research ( email )

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Tal. Satara
Satara, 415001
India
+919822124414 (Phone)

Jyoti Nigade

Shivaji University - Department of Commerce & Management

Kolhapur, 416004
India

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