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Women who choose Work-life balance contribute to the Glass Ceiling

O'Dea, Labhaoise (2019) Women who choose Work-life balance contribute to the Glass Ceiling. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The area of Work-life balance has become increasingly important for Human Resource Management in today’s 24/7 society. Research carried out in the area includes multiple studies that explore the benefits of work-life policies in various organisations around the world. More and more companies are beginning to see the positive effects of employees having a good work-life balance. There is a gap in the research in relation to work-life balance and the relationship it has if any with career advancement. A questionnaire was used as the research method in the current study. The sample was taken from randomised individuals in employment. The sample contained respondents with different demographics such as gender, age, marital status, family status, education level and employment status. The questionnaire was created using pre-existing literature and the research objectives were outlined. An analysis was completed and the results were further examined. The findings indicated that in this particular sample that there is evidence for both sides of the argument. The analysis testing confirmed that there is a relationship between good work-life balance and good career advancement; however, there is also evidence which confirms that there is a relationship between good work-life balance and a low level of career advancement, therefore, work-life balance acting as a barrier to career advancement that is the glass ceiling.

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 > 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 Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 14:14
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3910

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