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WORK-LIFE BALANCE OF WOMEN IN MALE DOMINATED FIELDS

Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Ogunde, Ayodeji and Joshua, Opeyemi and Oni, Aderonke A (2017) WORK-LIFE BALANCE OF WOMEN IN MALE DOMINATED FIELDS. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), 8 (12). pp. 1197-1205. ISSN 0976-6359

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Abstract

Women are now moving into fields previously reserved for men. Male dominated fields like engineering and construction require brute strength, have high accident rates and poor work life balance. Many women take up paid employment to support their families financially. The challenging demands both at work and at home could have negative implications on the well-being of women and their job performance. Hence, this study aimed to assess work life balance of female construction professionals. The study adopted a quantitative research paradigm with the use of 50 questionnaires distributed purposively to female construction professionals in Lagos, Nigeria. Data from the study were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics such as frequency and mean. Findings reveal that many of the respondents experience worklife conflict as a result of the demanding roles both at work and at home. However, most of the respondents have a positive disposition towards their work life conflict because of the scarcity of alternative job. The study recommends that management of construction organizations should be supportive of women so that work-life conflict can be minimized and organizational performance improved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction industry, female professionals, work-life balance, Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 11:58
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10146

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