Work-Life Balance and Supervisory Satisfaction of Subordinates in Relation to the Gender of the Supervisor
Keywords:Gender Difference, Work-family Conflict, Supervisory Satisfaction.
Gender Differences have found to be playing an important role at workplace. Satisfaction with the supervisor in turn results in job satisfaction and higher productivity. The research aimed to analyze how subordinates’ work-family conflict and supervisory satisfaction would affect in relation to the gender of their supervisors. The study further explored as to see how the difference in gender of the supervisors and the subordinates affect the subordinate’s work-family conflict as well as the subordinate’s satisfaction towards their supervisor. To study the phenomenon, 240 participants were approached using purposive sampling technique. The instruments used in the study were Work-Family Conflict (WFC) Scale by Bu Carlson et al (2000), and the Satisfaction-With-My-Supervisor Scale (SWMSS) by Scarpello& Vandenberg, (1987). A significant difference was found on the SWMSS in relation to the same and opposite gender of the supervisors as well as on difference between the male and female supervisor on SWMSS. Whereas, no significant difference could be found on work-family conflict with relation to gender of the supervisor. The findings reveal the changing gender roles in our society where female work force has increased in considerable number and with that the gender roles in family and work setting are also gradually changing.