Academic journal article Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan

Influences of Work-Life Balance Practices on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment at the University of Peshawar: A Gender-Based Study

Academic journal article Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan

Influences of Work-Life Balance Practices on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment at the University of Peshawar: A Gender-Based Study

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The study is part of a series of studies conducted to determine the influences of work-life balance practices on job satisfaction and organizational commitment at the University of Peshawar. This paper addresses the same issue across genders. In Pakistan both genders are experiencing work-life conflicts. Organizations are trying to provide supportive work environments as without such support employees face difficulties in resolving work to life and life to work conflicts. These days, Pakistani organizations are also in line with other countries to bring work-life balance among employees by introducing flexible timings, child care, residences at workplaces, part-time work, children's education facilities, and health facilities, like other countries. Without doubt, this is a promising trend and employees are positively responding to it. The University of Peshawar is an institution providing abundant welfare and flexible policies for bringing work-life balance; employees are taking full advantage of it. This study focuses on gender and marital status-based difference in the perception of work-life balance (WLB) through policies in place at the University of Peshawar with the aim of finding its effects on job satisfaction (JS) and organizational commitment (OC). …

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