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An Exploratory Study into the Mental Health Experiences of Employees who do not Maintain a Good Work Life Balance

Boon, Tanya (2021) An Exploratory Study into the Mental Health Experiences of Employees who do not Maintain a Good Work Life Balance. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this research study is the explore the mental health experiences of employees who do not maintain a good work life balance with a specific focus into the employees within the retail sector. The research which was conducted using a quantitative research method focused on three main areas around the topics of work life balance and mental health. The three main research question which arose from the research was to examine the mental health challenges experienced by employees, to understand the different symptoms and most felt emotions of those employee experiencing a mental health decline due to an unsuccessful work life balance and to assess how current well-being policies can be challenged and changed in organisations. The research study, which followed the quantitative method, was obtained from 21 participants from the retail sector. The survey included questions based around the areas of workplace, current work life balance levels and current mental health experiences. The aim of the research study was to examine if the employees feel that a work life balance is attainable within this sector and to examine if the mental health experiences of these employees were repetitive around the discussion of work life balance. Having a large sample groups was the aspirations of the author but unfortunately the study only reached 21 participants.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
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 > Specific Industries > Retail Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 14:23
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 14:23
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5277

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