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Title: Employment trends and challenges of work-life balance in the Nigerian banking industry
Author: Ejekwumadu, James U.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 9820
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2017
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Many studies on work-life balance (WLB) often address issues based on Western developed countries' context. Thus it became imperative to explore salient issues driving WLB, particularly among professionals from a developing country perspective. The Nigerian banking sector is used as a case study. Bank employees often complain about stress and work demands which affect their WLB. Their refrain most times is that ‘it is the nature of the job'. But could there be more to this? I considered enquiring beyond organisational rhetoric, how employees make sense of their work-personal life conflict and from emerging findings articulate a context based WLB middle range theory. The research question then is why are there impediments to the adoption and utilisation of work-life balance practices in the Nigerian banking industry?
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Business and Management not elsewhere classified ; Collectivism ; Critical realism ; Dual career ; Flexibility ; Gender ; Job insecurity ; Job intensification ; Long working hours ; Nigerian banking industry ; Post-colonialism ; Work-life balance