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A RESEARCH STUDY ON MANAGING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

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Author(s): Dr.Aravind .S Kumar | Dr.P.Paramashivaiah Shivakumar

Journal: International Journal of Knowledge and Research in Management and E-Commerce
ISSN 2231-203X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
In the last few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of research devoted to understanding the linkages between work and family and/or personal life. The term ‘Work-life Balance’ was first coined in 1986 in reaction to the unhealthy choices that many Americans were making in favour of the work place, as they opted to neglect family, friends and leisure activities in the pursuit of corporate / work goals. A balanced life is one where we spread our energy and effort - emotional, intellectual, imaginative, spiritual and physical – between key areas of importance. The neglect of one or more areas, or anchor points, may threaten the vitality of the whole.Objectives of the study:To know whether work-life balance / imbalance have an impact on the learning effectiveness of the studentsTo analyze whether the anxiety of getting a job (i.e. perceived employability) affects their learning effectiveness / performance of the studentsTo evaluate whether family expectations / dependency have an impact on the learning effectiveness / performance of the students. METHODOLOGY:The sample for the present study constituted 250 students of both UG & PG from different colleges in Raichur City of Karnataka State, India. The age groups of the sample are between 20-23 years. The respondents were administered with Work-life balance questionnaire constructed by the researchers and the data was obtained. The data obtained were subjected to statistical analysis such as Mean, Regression analysis, Correlation, Chi-square and simple percentage analysis.  Work-life balance remains an issue that requires considerable attention from society. The changing nature of the global economy, where organizations expects the employees to operate on a 24/7 schedule and technological advances have made it possible for an employee to be connected at all times, has ushered the work-life balance issue into the forefront of the minds of many, including students. Key Words: Work-Life Balance, Learning, Students, Job, Family, Employment etc.,
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