Investigating female employees’ work-life balance practices under the Covid-19 pandemic
This study aims to investigate female employees’ perception of their work-life balance during remote working under the Covid-19 pandemic. It also explores the techniques that female employees implemented to keep a balance between their work and lives. The study employs a quantitative approach with a survey of 269 female respondents in Ho Chi Minh City. The study focuses on female employees who had experiences of work-from-home during Covid-19. Descriptive analysis is utilized to interpret the data. Prior to that, measurement scales have tested the reliability and validity. Findings show that Vietnamese working women perceived themselves as stressed and difficult to maintain their work-life balance. Cognitive crafting (i.e., prioritizing work) was reportedly the most common practice among women. The study suggests that future research should investigate work-life balance practices in different approaches, and organisations should consider how their employees’ practices adjust their policies to attract and maintain employee retention.