Assessing the Quality of Work Life for Women Officers in Higher Education Institutions


  • M. A. Sikandar Department of Management and Commerce, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India 500032
  • Anita Sikandar Department of Commerce, Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India 110032



Quality of work life, Employee autonomy, Employee commitment, Employee development, Higher education


Quality of Work Life (QWL) is a tool to evaluate the current work conditions and reflects performance, productivity and the quality of output by an employee at the workplace. It also reflects the effectiveness of the job roles of an employee in an organization. Traditionally the education sector is considered a better workplace for women, yet there exists a glass ceiling and barriers that hinder their career progression and occupy challenging tasks at the top level in some organizations. The present study explores the QWL of women officers working in selected publicly funded Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in India on nine dimensions identified based on the literature review. A structured questionnaire was developed, and the primary data with a sample size of 320 university officers with 75 women respondents from nine selected central universities of India were collected. The study results indicated that the respondents enjoyed a fair treatment at the workplace, autonomy at work, and good reporting relationship besides the -work-life balance.

Author Biographies

M. A. Sikandar, Department of Management and Commerce, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India 500032

Dr. M. A. Sikandar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Commerce at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, a Central University in Hyderabad, India. He teaches MBA and Ph.D. students in the areas of employee relations, strategic management, corporate governance, and business and industrial laws. Prior to taking up teaching, he held senior positions in the government and worked as a practicing manager for more than two decades.


Anita Sikandar, Department of Commerce, Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India 110032

Dr. Anita Sikandar is a dedicated teacher with a decade of experience teaching undergraduate students in the Department of Commerce at Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi, India. Her research interests lie in the field of organizational behavior, with a focus on quality of work-life and work culture. She has authored several research papers on these topics in reputed national and international journals.


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How to Cite

M. A. Sikandar and A. Sikandar, “Assessing the Quality of Work Life for Women Officers in Higher Education Institutions”, J. Comput. Mech. Manag, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 14–19, Feb. 2023.



Original Articles


Received 2022-12-27
Accepted 2023-02-07
Published 2023-02-28