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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A STUDY OF WORKING WOMEN TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITIES
Corresponding Author(s) : Ayesha Batool
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 9 No. 2 (2021): March
Purpose of the study: The present study focuses to explore the relationship of emotional intelligence with the work-life balance of working women at the university level in Pakistan. The objectives of the study were: i) to determine the level of emotional intelligence and work-life balance of working women of public sector universities in KP; ii) to find out the relationship between emotional intelligence and work-life balance of working women of the public sector universities in KP.
Methodology: The study was quantitative in nature and the survey method was used to collect data. The population consisted of all working women of public sector universities in KP. The sample of the study consisted of 350 working women randomly selected from 06 universities public sector universities. In this respect, two research instruments were developed one for measuring work-life balance and the second for measuring Emotional Intelligence. Data were collected after seeking consent from the working women. The data were analyzed by using statistical techniques.
Main Findings: It was found that the majority of the working women had high emotional intelligence with a high work-life balance. A significant correlation was found between emotional intelligence and the work-life balance of working women. It was concluded that high emotional intelligence leads to a high work-life balance.
Applications of this study: Therefore, it is recommended that university administration may develop such programs and policies that may facilitate employees’ work-life balance. Higher authorities may arrange training sessions for stress management which may help employees to reduce their stress and keep balance in their personal and professional life.
Novelty/Originality of this study: The readers may come to know about the emotional intelligence and work-life balance of working teachers especially women in higher institutions and how both factors are correlated.
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