Relationship between stress and work life balance among working professionals during the Covid- 19 Pandemic
Author(s):
Purva Sreekaanth, Dr. Nethravathi R, Christina Meria Kurien
Keywords:
Work Life Balance, Stress and Work from home.
Abstract
In the pandemic situation the whole world is affected and tremendously affected on the work life of the people. During the pandemic people working and balancing their day- to- day life causes stress, anxiety and depression. There are an equal number of male and females working and they are managing the household chores. Psychological well-being refers to one who perceives himself individually active and socially approved. On the other hand Work-life balance (WLB) is the capability of persons to follow successfully their work and non-work lives. Stress is occurring due to this condition of work life and managing work and family. Purpose: Keeping this in mind the present study compares the Psychological Well Being and Work Life Balance and stress among Male and Female employees during covid 19 pandemic. Methods: The sample consists of 39 working from home employees (17 Male and 22 Female), The sample will be collected using convenience sampling technique. The scales used for the present study is “Work -life (W-L) balance scale proposed by Pareek and Joshi in 2010 and Perceived Stress Scale of Sheldon Cohen (1994). The T- Test will be used to find the difference between Male and Female employees. The expected results was that non-productive yet essential morale- boosting activities such as office breaks are being substituted with a higher workload, resulting in higher stress levels, resulting in a reduced performance at home and work. This sudden and unexpected nature of the situation has brought about changes in employees' psychological factors and are affecting in various degrees amongst the genders, which companies should be aware of to keep their employee's morale high and boost productivity during such unprecedented times.
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Unique Paper ID: 154567

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 11

Page(s): 584 - 588
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