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Austen Agata (University of Economics in Katowice)
Work-life Balance and Work Overload in a Pandemic World
Zeszyty Naukowe. Organizacja i Zarządzanie / Politechnika Śląska, 2022, z. 163, s. 9-20, bibliogr. 36 poz.
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Równowaga praca-życie, Wydajność pracy, Obciążenie pracą, Pandemia
Work-Life Balance (WLB), Labour efficiency, Workload, Pandemic
Purpose: The aim of the paper is to extend the understanding of changes in the level of work overload, work-life balance and job performance reported by employees before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the paper offers a preliminary analysis of the relationship between the abovementioned variables in these two periods. Design/methodology/approach: The survey was conducted among employees of companies operating in different sectors. The data collected referred to periods before and during the pandemic. In total 275 questionnaires were analyzed. Findings: Relationships between all particular variables in the periods of Time 1 and Time 2 were identified. Moreover, there are relationships between changes in the level of work overload, work-life balance and job performance. Additionally, the results show moderate relationships between work overload in T1 and T2 and work-life balance in T1 and T2 and a relationship between work-life balance in T1 and job performance in T1. Weak relationships were revealed for work overload in T2 and job performance in T2, and work-life balance in T1 and T2 and job performance in T2. Research limitations/implications: The main limitation is the design of the study which relies on retrospection for T1. The other limitation refers to preliminary analyses. Social implications: The research may help to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work-life balance of employees. Originality/value: The paper presents data on work overload, work-life balance and job performance that relate to two time periods. The research opens an avenue for further research on this topic.(original abstract)
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