Title: Work stress and work life balance: a study of working professionals of the IT sector

Authors: Poonam Kaushal

Addresses: Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Sri Balaji Society, Off Mumbai-Banglore Bypass, Tathawade, Pune-411033, India

Abstract: Organisation profitability, employees' productivity and their retention will be at risk unless the employees are not living a stress free life. Most of the life incidents encountered by employees that cause stress are related to the workplace. Thus, the present study seeks to identify the various workplace factors that cause stress and their relationship with work life balance of IT working professionals. The information was collected from 372 respondents employed in Chandigarh, Bangalore and Pune cities of India. The results of Pearson correlation analysis revealed a significant relationship between workplace factors (causing stress) and work life balance of IT working professionals. By performing a regression analysis, the study found work support as the most influential factor in explaining the work life balance of IT professionals. T-test results also revealed that male respondents were experiencing less work's ambiguity, less work overload, more variation in task, high work schedule flexibility and enjoy a higher level of overall work life balance.

Keywords: work life balance; work stress; workplace related factors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2021.114841

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2021 Vol.18 No.1, pp.4 - 15

Received: 24 Apr 2019
Accepted: 13 Nov 2019

Published online: 10 May 2021 *

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