Work Life Balance and Role Conflict of Career Women in Ekiti State Civil Service, Nigeria (Published)
The study examined work life balance and role conflict of career women in Ekiti State civil service. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between work life balance and management of role conflict; work life balance and management of work-to-family conflict; and work life balance and management of family-to-work conflict of career women in Ekiti State civil service.The descriptive research design of the survey type was used in this study. The population for this study consisted of all career women in Ekiti State civil service in Ekiti State. The sample for the study consisted of 100 career women drawn from Ekiti State civil service. The sample was selected using multistage sampling procedure.A self-designed research instrument tagged Work Life and Conflict Questionnaire (WLCQ) was used to collect relevant data for the study. The face and content validity of the instruments were determined by experts of Adult Education and Test and Measurements. The reliability of the instrument was established using test re-test method which yielded a co-efficient value of 0.76. The responses obtained were analyzed using inferential statistics of Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that that work life balance is related to management of role conflict, management of work-to-family conflict of career, and management of family-to-work conflict of career women in Ekiti State civil service. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that organizations should help or provide facilities required like flexible working time arrangements, care of children and family members, paid leave, insurance schemes, crèche facilities, and maternity leaves more than six months.