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The impact Work-life policies can have on Part-Time employees in comparison to Full-Time Workers in the Irish Retail Sector and the effect it can have on their Job Satisfaction, Organisational Commitment and Motivation

Brennan, Christine (2018) The impact Work-life policies can have on Part-Time employees in comparison to Full-Time Workers in the Irish Retail Sector and the effect it can have on their Job Satisfaction, Organisational Commitment and Motivation. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The topic of Work-Life balance has become huge topic and issue throughout the sphere of the Human Resource Management world. There have been multiple studies which have examined the benefits of work-life policies in various companies across the world. Companies such as Google and Facebook are known for their high levels of work-life balance policies in place throughout their companies and the benefits that come along with such policies for their employees. Nevertheless, there has been a gap in the research conducted in regards to other industries. There has been very little research conducted into work-life balance in the retail industry. This industry has a bad reputation in terms of pay, long hours and stress.

A research method was used in the form of questionnaires. The sample were taken from a worker within the retail industry. The sample also contained respondents with many different demographics such as age, gender, marital status, work status, family status and educational status. The questionnaire was built upon pre-existing literature and the research objectives outlined. Then the data was analysed and discussed further.

The results indicated that in this particular sample that part-time workers experienced lower levels of work-life balance compared to full-time workers in the same industry. Furthermore, other conclusions where made such as how work-life motivators changed with, gender, marital status, family status and educational status.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Retail Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 11:15
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 11:15
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3309

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