Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict and Their Effect on Quality of Life among Leather Industry Workers
Dr. A. Pandu, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce in Pondicherry University Community College, Puducherry, India.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 26, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 3124-3132 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7978118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7978.118419
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Abstract: Conflict refers to the difference of opinion in layman terms, but the term is used for a better understanding as a clash that exists among different things. In this study, the work life conflict has been discussed and it describes the level of disagreement every individual faces while meeting the demands of both work as well as that of the family. The common perspective that exists among every individuals is that the work life conflict affects the quality of life of the working individuals and since, this statement subjects to variation and it needs to be tested the following objectives have been framed for the study. The objective of this research is to examine the relationship between work to family and family to work conflict and their effect on the quality of life among leather industry workers in Vellore. Data were gathered from 761 married workers employed in leather firms through a simple random sampling technique. The study has adopted the simple random sampling technique of data collection mainly due to its advantage of the probabilities of selecting each and every member of the target population as the samples for the study. SEM model is used for data analysis. The study identified that the rewards and recognition factors have a strong correlation with work to family conflict and employees’ health & that of their family members construct has a more positive association with the family to work conflict. On the other hand, work to family conflict possesses more impact over the quality of life than that of the normal family to work conflict. Results recommended that the government, Non-Government Organizations, and Women Self-help Groups must take necessary further measures such as quality of life awareness programs, alteration of working hours & ensuring employees’ and their family members’ well-being to avoid the work-life conflict issues and to improve their quality of life. This type of research would be highly helpful in order to conduct behavioural studies among the working individuals in the near future.
Keywords: Work-life conflict, Quality of life, SEM model, Leather Industry Workers, Vellore.
Scope of the Article: Quality Control.