Gender perceptions of work-life balance: management implications for full-time employees in Australia

Yuka Fujimoto, Fara Azmat, Charmine E.J. Härtel

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Abstract

This study reports on gender perceptions of work-life balance based upon a qualitative study carried out among 437 full-time working men (N=245) and women (N=192) in the Australian workforce in 2008. The participants were randomly selected from a wide range of occupations, and their perceptions of: (a) non-work issues; (b) work-life conflicts; (c) organisational support for WLB; (d) desired WLB options; and (e) management treatment were investigated. Findings indicate significant gender differences in all areas studied. As this research provides a holistic view of the different gender perceptions of WLB, the findings have important implications for mobilising workplace support for men and women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-170
Number of pages24
JournalAustralian Journal of Management
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Australia
  • full-time employees
  • gender inequity
  • work-life balance

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