Title: Work life balance of women employees: a literature review

Authors: A. Vasumathi

Addresses: VIT Business School, VIT University, Vellore, 632 014, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The review of literature on work life balance of women employees has been outlined up in view of its increased popularity with the major objective to have prosperity of society. WLB is a major concern for women employees in today's scenario, as extended work hours in the organisation pulls women employees' productivity and time which they actually meant to devote to their family sphere. The researcher has reviewed the literature on work life balance (WLB) of women employees with regard to significance of WLB, theories of WLB, determinants of WLB, facilitators of WLB, coping strategies of WLB, WLB and performance and finally, consequences of WLB. In this article, the researcher has dealt the various aspects of work life balance through the review of existing literature. The sources referred include various journals, books, doctoral thesis, working papers, reports, magazines, internet sites, etc., and has been reflected as references at the end.

Keywords: work life balance; WLB; significance; theories; determinants; facilitators; coping strategies; performances; consequences.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2018.088477

International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2018 Vol.29 No.1, pp.100 - 146

Received: 10 Jan 2016
Accepted: 13 May 2016

Published online: 11 Dec 2017 *

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