WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND LIFE BALANCE AMONG HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Background: Work-life balance is a central issue affecting the health of employees. The success of a person as an employee as well as a social being is determined by his/her work-life balance. Work-life balance and occupational health issues are two major concerns for researchers due to their impact on the stress level, quality of life, productivity, and turnover of employees. Aim & Objectives: To explore the challenges faced by employees in a service organization about maintaining work-life balance and give suggestions for the same. Methods: A descriptive research design was utilized for the study. The essential information was gathered through an organized survey. A sample of 150 representatives of the health care profession of Government medical college & hospital Cuddalore was chosen for the research in the year 2022. Data was collected through a convenient sampling method. The questions focused on various facilities available in the organization to balance work and family life and the effective usage of such facilities. Work-life balance was assessed based on work-family conflict and family work conflict. Results: Occupational health issues were assessed based on two factors i.e., psychological and physical health issues. The result shows that employees face issues in balancing their work and family life. The need for childcare facilities and financial support for elderly care are highlighted in the study. This study reveals that respondents have work-life balance issues where work-family conflict was found to be higher than family-work conflict. Conclusion: Physical health issues are a major concern for them than psychological health issues. This study also reveals that there was an association between work-life balance and psychological health issues.
Work-life balance, Work-family Conflict, Family work Conflict, Occupational Health, Physical health, and psychological health.