Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 6, Pages: 1-11
Shaji Joseph1*, Bhavna Gautam2 and S. Vijayakumar Bharathi1
1 Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Hinjewadi, Pune, India; [email protected]
2 Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India
This paper empirically tests the factors generally understood as contributing to the work family conflict of employees in the IT companies through a comparative study of men and women. Since majority of the IT workforce in India are young it is important to understand whether earlier parameters for work life balance are relevant in the present context. The analysis revealed that the work family conflict has a definitive impact in both men and women in the IT companies. However it was found that women suffer more from work family conflict as they have the dual responsibility though the difference is not significant. To analyze the data collected from the IT employees in India we used linear regression model using Excel and SPSS. The analysis revealed that the gender difference do not impact greatly on the work family conflict. This point out to the fact that we need to rethink on the way we understand the concept of work family conflict among the young IT employees. Contribution to Body of Knowledge The outcome of this study emphasizes the need for managing work family conflict in the information technology companies. The factors that contribute to work family conflict from gender perspective are clearly brought out methodically.
Keywords: Conflict, Family Demands, Work Demands, Work Family, Work Flexibility, Work Life Balance
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