Title: Work–family stress of women managers: experience from banking sector in Sri Lanka

Authors: Thilakshi Kodagoda

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Finance, Department of Human Resources Management, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Abstract: Women have made rapid progress in education and have entered the labour force at a faster rate. This paper focuses on how managerial women face work- and family-related stress and how they balance this situation. Throughout, it considers female bank managers in the public banking sector in Sri Lanka, along with significant family members and the director of human relations. This paper demonstrates those working women|s mothering and work responsibilities as major predictors of work–family stress and concludes that balancing the demands of employment and motherhood are shown to be one of the key issues of the modern world.

Keywords: women managers; female managers; banks; banking; gender; work-related stress; family-related stress; motherhood; employment; Sri Lanka; labour force; work-life balance; family members; human resource management; HRM; working women; mothering responsibilities; work responsibilities; stress predictors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2010.036122

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2010 Vol.9 No.2, pp.201 - 211

Published online: 22 Oct 2010 *

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