Work Life Balance Issues

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This study of work life balance is a topic of wide interest and most of the people know about it. Everyone wants to balance between work and family, without creating issues. Individual work life balance will vary time to time as per their needs from single stage to retirement stage. Flora F.T. Chiang, (2010), investigated the relationships among job stressors, coping resources, and job stress. Data were collected from food service employees (n = 255) in the hotel and catering industry.The results demonstrated that high job demands coupled with low job control and the availability of work-life balance practices resulted in a higher level of stress. Simon Chak-keung Wong, (2009), explored hotel employees’ perception on work–life balance issues.…show more content…
According to Margaret Deery, (2009), examined the key issues associated with work-life balance (WLB) with a particular focus on practices within the tourism industry. It provides an overview of the general literature and then the research that relates specifically to WLB in the tourism industry. Indira Kandasamy, (2009), conducted a qualitative study in an attempt to identify QWL dimensions expected in the working environment of a hotel. 84 students and 64 employees from three hotel management institute and three hotel organization from Mangalore city in India participated through a purposeful sampling frame. Data were collected using interviews, focus group discussions and open-ended questionnaires, and analyzed in line with grounded theory method. The content analysis of the data yielded eight dimensions of QWL. Implications and limitations of this study along with areas for future research are…show more content…
The article shows that the business case which underpins diversity management and a voluntary approach to work-life balance may only deliver positive benefits to women when the labour market is tight, and, even then, the benefits for women in management are far from demonstrated. A stronger equal opportunities approach is also shown to be problematic as it draws attention to women 's “difference” to men and their need for special treatment.
10. Philip Bohle, (2004), marked differences emerged between the reports of casual and full-time employees about working hours, work-life conflict and health. Casuals were more likely to work highly irregular hours over which they had little control. Long working hours, combined with low predictability and control, produced greater disruption to family and social lives and poorer work-life balance for casuals.
11. David E. Guest, (2002), reviewed aspects of contemporary theory and research on work-life balance. It starts by exploring why work-life balance has become an important topic for research and policy in some countries and after outlining traditional perspectives examines the concept of balance and its implications for the study of the relation between work and the rest of life. A model outlining the causes, nature and consequences of a more or less acceptable work-life balance is presented and recent research is cited to illustrate the various

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