Work- Family Life Adjustment of Working Mothers in Public Sector: A Case Study of LESCO

Aneeqa Ahmad
2017 UCP Management Review  
While technological changes have resulted in increasing number of women joining the paid workforce, it has also created challenges for work-family life adjustments. In order to find how working mothers meet such challenges, a research, using qualitative technique, was conducted in Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). Ten in-depth interviews and one focus group discussion was used for data collection. Thematic analysis was conducted to analyze data. The results showed that work-family life
more » ... work-family life adjustment was a long, tiring and extremely challenging process as workplace demands posed challenges which made it difficult to cope up with family responsibilities. In the process of making adjustment, working mothers had to compromise their sleep, desires, and health concerns. Working mothers narrated their strategies for responding to work and family pressures amicably and efficiently. The strategies included flexible and positive attitude, acceptance of family support and co-operation, time management, and catharsis. The ladies were looking for enhanced family/spouse cooperation and organizational support to make their family life comfortable and relaxed.
doi:10.24312/ucpmr010202 fatcat:colodsvwqngzvmkhwjuf5jhnmq