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An Investigation into the Work Life Balance of Full-Time Female Asset Management Employees in Dublin, Ireland

Curtis, Leanne (2020) An Investigation into the Work Life Balance of Full-Time Female Asset Management Employees in Dublin, Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Work life balance is a very pertinent topic at present, particularly for women. Research to date has shown that more women are returning to work after having children. Research carried out in this area has also shown that work life balance can lead to increased job satisfaction and productivity. While the issue of work life balance has been examined in a number of sectors, to date there remains a gap in the literature in relation to the work life balance of fulltime female employees in the asset management industry and whether they are satisfied with their work life balance.

A qualitative approach was used in this study in the form of interviews with full-time female asset management employees. The interview questions were formed based on current literature and research objectives. Thematic analysis was used in order to analyse the transcripts. The findings indicated that there is an overall level of dissatisfaction with work life balance for females in the asset management industry. The conclusion from this research shows that more could be done by asset management organisations to support their employee’s work life balance such as allowing staff to work from home a few days per week. The recommendation is for organisations to support their staff in relation to flexible working arrangements.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 12:12
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 12:12
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4653

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