Work-family Conflict: An Innovative Exploration of Factors Affecting Female Workforce in Pakistan

Faisal Mustafa


Currently, work-family conflict (WFC) is becoming a buzz word in worldwide political economy. The significance of this issue has engrossed attention of huge number of researchers in Pakistan and many researches have been conducted to analyze this matter. Still no research has mainly focused on work-family conflict faced by women having different professions and their conflict management style in regard to their professional commitments to personal values. This study focuses on this research gap by exploring the main issues behind work-family conflict. To meet the objectives of this research, we have used qualitative approach in which face-to-face in-depth interviews are conducted from 50 respondents in order to get insight on this issue. The study uses primary data collected through self-administered questionnaires from 50 female employees selected from 12 private and public organizations and they are asked questions for exploring the factors that lead to WFC. The findings revealed that long working hours, high word demand and personal issues are the major factors causing WFC. The research implications and future directions are also discussed.

Keywords: Work-family conflict, Family-work conflict, Qualitative method, female working employees

Jel Classification Codes: D1, J83, M1.

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