Perceptions of Parents of Young Children Regarding Work Life Balance

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Historically, parents both took part in giving care and parenting in the early years of human civilization, and familial connections were close and strong. However, men dominated the workplace as society progressed, while women assumed homemaking and child-rearing responsibilities. This cross-sectional survey aimed to explore the struggles and practices of working parents and the impact of managing a household and professional career with children on women's wellness. A total of 113 participants were included in the study. The results showed that a significant proportion of participants perceived that their work obligations interfere with their ability to spend time with their families (54%) and do not have enough time after work for leisure activities at home (nearly 69%). Almost 44% of the participants reported experiencing irritability and short temper due to work-related factors.  These findings highlight the challenges faced by working parents and suggest the need for further research and interventions to support their well-being and work-family balance.

Keywords: Perceptions of parents, Work life balance, Young children

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Published
2023-06-30
How to Cite
Bhamani, S., Allana, A., Syed, A., Raza, A., & Sheikh, S. (2023). Perceptions of Parents of Young Children Regarding Work Life Balance. Journal of History and Social Sciences, 14(1), 76-85. https://doi.org/10.46422/jhss.v14i1.260
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