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The challenges and effects of work-life balance on organisational performance of Nigerian women employees: A case study of Lagos state

Anyaku, Onyinye Ruth (2019) The challenges and effects of work-life balance on organisational performance of Nigerian women employees: A case study of Lagos state. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

With the increase in the number of women who are secularly employed and the pressure associated with effectively combining work and non-work aspects of life, work life balance is considered to be very timely and necessary. Many consider the responsibility of balancing work and life as the sole responsibility of the employee; and in an environment like Nigeria dominated by patriarchy and affected by other social and economic construct, work-life balance seems like a daydream for employees especially for women. This research seeks to investigate the challenges associated with work-life balance and its resultant effect on organizational performance of Nigerian female employees using Lagos state as a case study. The research adopted descriptive research design coupled with Harvard style of referencing. It made use of questionnaires as its research instrument while incorporating other primary and secondary sources of data collection and these questionnaires were analyzed using SPSS. From the research it was discovered that combining work with non work aspects of life was a huge challenge to many women because of the inflexible nature of their jobs. This is because of the failure of the Nigerian organization to provide enabling environment for women to seamlessly combine work and life. This research further discovered that many women adopt relational help as a major coping strategy. Though few others suggested sick leave or study/training leave, it was observed that a lot of employees hardly utilize these opportunities. The research also encountered some limitations like response rate of questionnaires and the gender restriction which was clearly stated

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
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 > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 14:17
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 14:17
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4000

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