WORK-FAMILY ENRICHMENT AND SUBJECTIVE CAREER SUCCESS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MEN AND WOMEN
A sufficient number of studies place a greater emphasis on the Subject Career Success (SCS). The present research focuses on SCS concerning work-family (W/F) enrichment for both men and women. The relationship between work-family enrichment and employees' perceptions of their career success is examined in this study, and working on top/middle/lower management levels of the banking sector in Pakistan using a sample of 300 respondents. The target group for this study includes knowledge workers, both men and women (150 each), and those who hold various managerial positions (top, middle, and lower) at different places in the Pakistani banks of Lahore. A gender-based comparison was made. The enrichment in both directions—from work to family and from family to work was evaluated. The data obtained through the questionnaire was analysed by applying regression and correlational techniques. The results show that both dimensions of work-family enrichment increase significantly. Moreover, the subjective career success of the individuals and we also find that this relationship is more positively significant in the case of women. The results of this study suggest that organisations and human resource practitioners must be facilitated with supportive culture at the workplace to enhance work-family enrichment, which will resultantly increase the overall productivity of the employees and reinforce their career and family satisfaction. Employers should develop and implement family-friendly policies in their organisations to ensure work-life balance for men and women. This study can be further investigated by including any mediating or moderating variable and other demographic variables like spousal support and number of children/ siblings/ dependents. Antecedents of WFE can also be taken into account for further study.
Keywords: subjective career success, work-home perspective, work-family enrichment, the work-family interface, comparative study.
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