3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Work-Life Balance in Women Engineers

Mercy Manyuchi, R. Rusike, T. N. Mutusva & Nita Sukdeo
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Business Management

Work-life balance is essential in Strategic Human Resources Management. This study focused on the evaluation of work-life balance factors: effect of job stress on employees’ well-being, effect of role overload on employee job satisfaction, effect of long working hours on employee morale and effect of work-family on job commitment. The study therefore proposed a statement of problem to look at and identify those irregularities that may come up as a result of poor balance between work and life. The scope of the study was restricted to Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers registered women engineers while the importance was given in line with the benefits to be anticipated by the stakeholders involved in the study. The study was based on the Work-Life Border Theory. The methodology adopted was an online Google Form questionnaire with a Likert 6 scale. A random sample with 92 women engineers was used for this study. Kruskal-Wallis Chi-squared test at 95% confidence interval was adopted for the statistical data analysis. Statistically it was concluded that: job stress has an effect on women engineers’ well-being, role overload affects women engineers’ job satisfaction, as well as that work-life conflict affects job commitment for women engineers. However, long working hours do not influence women engineers’ morale as long as they are motivated and well resourced. The work-life balance of women engineers must be prioritized.

Published in: 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: September 13-15, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9162-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767