DUAL-CAREER COUPLES AND PARENTING ROLE: SPECIFIC CHALLENGES FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Abstract
With the considerable increase of women’s share in workforce in all types of organizations and levels, their work and non-work demand has also increased. Therefore, dual career couples always faces new worklife challenges and a spillover effect on work and family demands. Their parenting role also got diverted to work demands due to increased organizational work pressure. This study also provides the evidence that dual career couple face challenges related to balancing their work pressure and their parenting role and to explore the strategies and processes to be adopted by working couples to manage this special work life challenge. The results shows that there is a significant relationship between the work pressure and parenting role of dual career couples. The results proved that couples having small children and having high work pressure results into results into high absenteeism, turnover and less organizational commitment as professional life and as parenting role, found failure or guilty themselves for not spending quality time.

Authors
Pradeepika, Shubham Kumar
University School of Management, Kurukshetra University, India

Keywords
Dual Career Couple, Work Pressure, Parenting Role, Work Life Balance
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Management Studies
( Volume: 5 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication :
February 2019
DOI :

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