ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF WORK- LIFE BALANCE: A STUDY ON SELECTED ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS AMONG WOMEN BANK EMPLOYEES
Keywords:work life balance, women, private, bank, Bihar.
The purpose of the present study is to identify the most relevant organizational antecedents and their consequences with respect to work-life balance. A total of 100 female bank personnel holding managerial positions were included in the study. Participants were selected from different private banks located in Bihar, an Indian state. An in-depth questionnaire, made with a convenient sampling technique, was used to collect data for the study. T-tests and multiple regression analyses were used to analyze the data. Workload, organizational culture, job involvement, work expectations, and technology are identified as antecedents of work-life balance at the company level. The identified antecedents were found to have significant consequences on work performance, turnover, job satisfaction, quality of work life, and job autonomy. Private banks, in light of the findings, should recognize that organizational level factors are crucial to managing employees' work-life balance, especially for women managers. Additionally, our research findings point to the management of private banks making efforts to enhance the work-life balance of women managers by providing suitable work environments that enhance their performance, job satisfaction, quality of their work life, commitment, and autonomy, while reducing turnover and the need to replace them. These results are examined with reference to the current situation in existing private banks situated in Bihar.