“WORK-LIFE BALANCE OF THE TEACHERS: IMPORTANT DETERMINANTS OF SOME COLLEGES OF BURDWAN DISTRICT IN WEST BENGAL”

Sk Samim Ferdows, Abdur Rahaman

Abstract


Background: Work Life Balance is a balance between work, family responsibilities and other important aspects of lives. WLB from employee perspective is the maintenance of responsibilities at work and at home. This study is an attempt to understand the intention of employee working with educational institutions and their way of effective balancing personal and professional life.

Objectives: This is an attempt to give insight the necessity of adopting work-life balance (WLB) policies for teachers at different levels. The paper examines different elements of WLB among the teachers associated with different institutions.

Methodology: Based on the empirical evidence, the study proposes that there is a necessity of adopting WLB polices for teachers. The data for study was collected from 145 teachers working in different govt. and private colleges and universities in the district of Burdwan in West Bengal.

Findings: The finding of the study shows that there is a need for proper designing of WLB policies and programs for the teaching community to balance their work and life needs. It is concluded that dependent Adults and Quality of time at Work are dependent on each other.

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Keywords


Dissatisfaction, Male Dominated Society and Discrimination.

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References


Atheya R, Arora R. Stress and Its Brunt on Employess’s Work- Life Balance (Wlb): A Conceptual Study. IOSR Journal of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) 2014; 19(3):57-62.

Balasubramanian, L. (2013). When You Should Quit Your Job? The Times of India, Ahmedabad Mirror dated 24.05.2013, P.28.

Baral, R. & Bhargava, S. Work-family enrichment as a mediator between organisational interventions for work-life balance and job outcomes. Journal of Managerial Psychology; 25(3):274-300.

Dhar R L. Strategic Human Resource Management. India: Excell Books; 2008.

Fatima N, Sahibzada SA. An Empirical Analysis of Factors Affecting Work Life Balance among University Teachers: the case of Pakistan. Journal of International Academic Research 2012; 12(1):16-29.

Gamage P N. Work-Life Conflict and Job and Family Satisfaction of Legal Practitioners in Srilanka. International Journal of Social Science & Interdisciplinary Research 2013; 2(4):1-10.

Gupta A, Sethi J A. Impact Of Quality Of Work Life On Employees Perceived Performance, Job Satisfaction And Employee Commitment. Global Journal Of Management And Research 2012:56-70.

ILO Governing Body Reference: GB.312/POL/4 (Update 2011 November, Accessed 2015 April 7th). Available from http://www.ilo.org/gb/WCMS_163642/lang--en/index.htm.

Kinman G, Jones F. A Life Beyond Work? Job Demands, Work-Life Balance, and Wellbeing in UK Academics. Journal of Human BehaviorIn The Social Environment 2008; 17:41-60.

Lockwood, NR. (2003). Work/life Balance: Challenges and Solutions. SHRM Journal, 48(6), 81-90.


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