Association among Remote Working Concerns and Challenges on Employee Work-Life Balance: An Empirical Study Using Multiple Regression Analysis with Reference to International Agricultural Research Institute, Hyderabad
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology, 11(6), 2020, pp. 281-297 (2020)
17 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2020
Date Written: July 14, 2020
Work from home or remote working has been seen as a buzzword during pre-COVID-19 times has become a reality during COVID-19 Pandemic starting March 2020 and will stay for a longer period in India. In this empirical study the researchers present outcome an empirical study carried out surveying the employees of International Agricultural Research Institute, Hyderabad. This research was carried out during the pandemic period because of its nature – novelty, innovation and challenging and this is the first research study that was carried out in the agricultural research sector. The predictor variables of remote working challenges — social/ workplace isolation, career development, work schedule, ergonomic issues, infrastructure dependencies, personal habits, additional costs to employee, the factors that influence the work-life balance a dependent variable on employees working in an international agricultural research institute employee are presented. The seven said independent variables that effect the work-life balance a dependent variable because of remote working of an employee are measured using a five point Likert-type scale. The work-life balance was measured with a modified questionnaire based on the survey instrument by Lisa Yang and Hock Tan and Cook. The multiple regression analysis reveal that employee personal habits, ergonomic issues and work schedules are significantly influencing the employee work-life balance. The most important concern and challenge expressed by employee is Post-COVID-19 to work back plan is explained.
Keywords: Work-life balance, remote working, COVID-19, work schedule, personal habits
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