This study investigates gender differences in the perceived level of stress of university instructors in India. An online cross-sectional survey was completed with 86 respondents comprised of 51 males and 35 females in the state of Gujarat. Results indicate that job stress on work-life balance is significantly stronger for females. Additionally, male respondents scored higher in managing anger at work compared with female respondents and reveal a stronger detachment with work. Further, male respondents have more health-related issues compared with females due to job stress and imbalance in work life, while females exhibit lower career resilience due to family characteristics and responsibilities. This research contributes to the research on work-life balance specific to the teaching profession. Originality/value: To the best of the author’s knowledge this study is unique and different from other studies as this is the first study concerning India.
Solanki, Sandip and Mandaviya, Meeta
Does Gender Matter? Job Stress, Work-Life Balance, Health and Job Satisfaction among University Teachers in India.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 22(7), 121-134.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss7/10