SAJMS - South Asian Journal of Management Sciences

The Impact of Dependents in the Family on the Work Life Conflict of Employed Women in IT Sector in India

Job and family is defined “as a form of inter role conflict in which the role pressures from the work and family domains are mutually incompatible in some respect. There is a conflict between work and family when the earning member or brand winner is occupied by too many demands. One of the major societal changes, two jobs at a time in order to meet the expenses and in case of single parent families, work and family conflict is present. This study finds an impact of the dependents (non-earning member) on the work life conflict specific to employed women. It was found that for working women in India there is more work life conflict with family when there are more than two dependent members in the family and especially old-age/sick members that demand more time, responsibility and income generation from the bread winner in family.

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