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Factors that Help the Work-Life Balance of Female Graduate Employees Holding Administrative Positions at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Abstract

The objective of this study is to identify the factors that help the work-life balance of female graduate employees who are holding administrative positions at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL). The focus group study method was used to select the sample for the study. The primary data has been collected using three focus groups which consist of four members working in SUSL. Therefore, 12 members contributed to this study. Each focus group discussion lasted 45 minutes to one hour. Gathered data is expected to be analysed descriptively following the thematic analysis method. The results of the study revealed that some factors help to have a balance between these two domains of life among female graduate employees who are holding administrative positions at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. The identified factors which help the Work Life Balance (WLB) are working conditions, supportive organisational culture, manageable gross income of the family, behaviours of the colleagues, family support and individual skills on WLB.

Keywords: Concepts in WLB, WLB, Work-Life Balance, WLB Theories