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Family and career win win in IT industry of China: Enlightenment from the exploration experience of work life balance in Ireland

Zhou, Yuting (2019) Family and career win win in IT industry of China: Enlightenment from the exploration experience of work life balance in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study aims to alleviate the conflicts between work and life in China's IT industry. The researcher will refer to the Irish IT industry's contribution to the work life balance. The researcher first constructed a theoretical framework for work life balance, including two definitions of work life balance and role theory. Since the two countries are involved, the social background and cultural background of these two countries also need to be considered.

The researcher used quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis. Three hundred ten questionnaires were used to investigate the current work life balance in China's IT industry and the work life conflicts that need to be alleviated. Five interview participants explained the work life balance in the Irish IT industry based on their work experience in IT related companies in Ireland.

The results of the questionnaire show that the work life balance of Chinese IT industry practitioners is at a low level. The primary performance is that there is almost no autonomy in work and time resources, long working hours, poor work arrangement flexibility, and pressure to support the family. The results of the interview showed that Irish IT industry practitioners have greater autonomy in work and time resources, flexible work arrangements, and a strong sense of boundary control between work and family, which can be attributed to organizations and Irish society has a positive attitude to work life balance.

It should be noted that China needs to fully consider its specific situation when studying the successful experience of work life balance from Ireland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > China
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > I.T. Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:49
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3922

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