Title: Analysis and definition of factors influencing work-life balance of women professionals in information technology enterprises in India

Authors: Chhavi Gupta; K.V.S. Rajeswara Rao; V. Ravishankar

Addresses: Department of IEM, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India ' Department of IEM, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India ' Department of IEM, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Abstract: The IT industry has seen a phenomenal growth in India. It has been an enabler for educated women by providing them unprecedented career opportunities, financial security, status and immense prospects. However, career advancement of women in IT enterprises is ridden with multi-dimensional challenges emerging at the organisation workplace, family and the social sphere that affect the work-life balance. The objective of this paper is to analyse and define the predominant factors affecting work-life balance of women professionals working in the IT industry. Data analysis and reduction was achieved through factor analysis (using SPSS). Further regression analysis was used to find the significance and weightage of the factors. The study engaged 375 IT professional women in Bangalore, the largest IT city in India. The work-life balance factors of single women, married women and married women with children were found to differ significantly. The insights are discussed herewith.

Keywords: work-life balance; WLB; professional-women; factor analysis; women in IT industry; regression analysis; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2021.118884

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2021 Vol.24 No.2, pp.167 - 188

Received: 29 Apr 2020
Accepted: 19 Aug 2020

Published online: 08 Nov 2021 *

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