Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Comparison of the Selected Indicators of Work Life Balance in European Union Countries
Issue: Vol. 10, No 1, 2017
Published date: 03-2017 (print) / 03-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Eva Živčicová
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

Kristína Bulková
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

Tatiana Masárová
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Keywords: WLB, stress, exhaustion, time, family responsibilities, EU, Slovak respondents
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-1/16
Index PUBMS: d0867958-0045-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 221-231 (11)
JEL classification: I30, I31

The article elaborates on the characteristics and indicators of work life balance (WLB). The focus is on the selected criteria of WLB as well as social life and time spent off work. The WLB factors chosen and discussed are: the amount of stress, exhaustion and lack of time for family activities and responsibilities in the context of WLB. The results of the European survey conducted by the Eurofond are compared with the authors’ questionnaire survey conducted in Slovakia in 2015. The survey results revealed stress and working hours to be statistically significant factors that can be seen as obstacles in the WLB and fulfilling family duties for many Slovaks. The survey also shows that the given sample of Slovak respondents performed much worse in the criteria of stress and lack of time results than the European average according to the Eurofond survey. The results could be partly influenced by the fact that the survey participants were mostly employed in the social sector.


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