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workinga parents.a Factorsa likea higha worka pressure,a technologicala advancementa anda globalizationa
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havea leda toa ana imbalancea ina thea personala anda professionala livesa ofa individualsa (Pahuja,a 2017).a Thea
complexitiesa fora workinga parentsa geta furthera magnifieda sincea theya havea ana extraa responsibilitya
towardsa theira children.a Chena hasa argueda thata workinga parentsa cana facea immensea stressa ina strikinga aa
balancea betweena theira familya anda worka (Chena eta al.,a 2022).a Ita cana leada toa adversea outcomesa sucha
asa aa declinea ina familya satisfaction,a deteriorateda physicala anda psychologicala healtha outcomesa anda
poora performancea ata work.a Thea challengea thata workinga mothersa maya facea owinga toa poora work-lifea
balancea isa likelya toa bea highera asa compareda toa workinga fathersa sincea mothersa area considereda toa bea
thea primarya carersa ofa theira childrena (Moriwakia eta al.,a 2022).a
Factorsa thata coulda impacta thea wellnessa topica
Aa numbera ofa factorsa maya comea intoa playa anda havea aa significanta impacta ona thea wellnessa
topic,a relatinga toa work-lifea balancea amonga workinga parents.a Onea ofa thea chiefa factorsa thata havea thea
potentiala toa impacta society’sa engagementa witha thea subjecta mattera isa thea biaseda behaviora abouta
gendera roles.a Accordinga toa thea sociala rolea theory,a thea maina rolea thata womena area expecteda toa playa isa
thata ofa aa principala caretakera role,a anda theya area expecteda toa takea carea ofa routinea domestica work.a Ona
thea othera hand,a mena area expecteda toa acta asa thea breadwinnersa ofa thea familya (Hentschela eta al.,a 2019).a
Ona thea basisa ofa gendera stereotyping,a ifa womena decidea toa entera aa profession,a theya area expecteda toa
takea carea ofa theira familya lifea anda theira professionala lives.a Thea casea isa noa differenta fora workinga
mothersa becausea theya area expecteda toa takea carea ofa theira responsibilitiesa asa aa wife,a aa mothera anda aa
professionala bya strikinga aa balancea betweena thesea roles.a Sucha aa forma ofa biasa increasesa work-lifea
balancea complexitiesa fora workinga mothersa asa compareda toa workinga fathers.
Anothera factora thata mighta impacta thea wellnessa topica isa sociala values.a Sucha valuesa
fundamentallya area thea keya principlesa thata area morallya acceptablea ina society.a Valuesa sucha asa
WORK-LIFEa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 3
education,a individuala rightsa anda honestya mighta influencea howa peoplea perceivea thea work-lifea
balancea issuea amonga workinga parentsa (Council,a 2003).a Fora instance,a aa persona witha aa limiteda
educationa backgrounda mighta faila toa understanda howa adversea work-lifea balancea maya impacta familya
lifea anda relationshipa witha children.a a
Potentiala obstaclea thata coulda interferea witha workinga parents’a engagementa witha thea topica
Aa majora obstaclea thata coulda arisea anda interferea witha workinga parents’a engagementa witha thea
work-lifea balancea topica isa thea unavailabilitya ofa time.a Ina thea prevailinga globalizeda era,a thea degreea ofa
competitiona hasa intensifieda significantly.a Itsa impacta cana bea felta ina thea labora market.a Thea higha
pressurea toa survivea anda sustaina ina thea professionala settinga hasa diminisheda thea timea thata peoplea havea
fora themselves.a Thus,a thea timea factora coulda acta asa aa majora obstaclea thata coulda detera workinga
parentsa froma engaginga witha thea topica anda understandinga itsa consequences.a Rosea hasa identifieda
timea pressurea asa aa majora deterringa factora fora workinga parents,a especiallya workinga mothersa (Rose,a
2017).a
Recommendeda strategiesa
Thea criticala analysisa ofa thea wellnessa topica hasa helpeda ina developinga vitala skillsa thata cana
helpa ina thea achievementa ofa botha personala anda professionala goals.a Somea ofa thea skillsa includea
problem-solvinga skillsa anda analyticala thinking.a Sucha skillsa cana helpa toa addressa thea work-lifea
balancea issuea bya exploringa ita ina ana in-deptha manner.a
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