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