Work-Life Balance and Gender Differences: A Study of College and University Teachers From Karnataka

Mayya, Shreemathi S and Ashok, Lena and Monteiro, Ashma Dorothy (2021) Work-Life Balance and Gender Differences: A Study of College and University Teachers From Karnataka. SAGE Open, 11 (4). pp. 1-11. ISSN 21582440

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Abstract

Teaching responsibilities in today’s higher education sector are increasingly demanding. Apart from the focus on the quality of teaching-learning activities, teachers of today are evaluated for their active involvement in professional and societal growth. Women in academia shoulder equal responsibilities as of men, but in India, women play multiple roles in the non-work setting unlike men. The primary objective of this cross-sectional study was to find out the gender difference in Work-Life Balance (WLB) among teachers of higher education. Institutional Ethical Committee’s approval was obtained. Data was collected using the WLB questionnaire, from 127 male and 136 female faculties employed on a tenure basis in the Public Universities in Karnataka. The multiple regression analysis indicated an association of better WLB with the upper age group, male gender, and faculties of science discipline. Strategies at the organizational level and initiatives at the personal level are essential to address the issues of WLB.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: faculty; Higher Education Institutions (HEI); gender; work-life balance; Karnataka
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 05:29
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 05:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158289

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