Emotional Intelligence and Work Life Balance of Women IT Professionals in Bangalore


  •   T. Ravikumar Dept. Of Management Studies, Christ University, Bangalore - 29




Emotional Intelligence, Work Life Balance, Women IT Professionals.


Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. Work-life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). The ways in which corporations especially Information Technology companies have modeled the "ideal worker" does not compliment the family lifestyle, nor does it accommodate it. Long hours and near complete devotion to the profession makes it difficult for working mothers to participate in getting ahead in the workplace. Should a woman seek a position of power within an organization, she must consider the toll on other facets of her life, including hobbies, personal relationships and families. Work life balance should be maintained for an efficient and effective life. Here, a question arises what is the role of emotional intelligence in balancing work-life of women employees especially IT professionals. This study has made an attempt to answer the above question. The study is designed to analyze role of emotional intelligence on work life balance of women IT professional in Bangalore city. The study employed survey method of data collection using structured questionnaire. According to Krejcie and Morgan (1970), the minimum number of sample size was determined as 383 employees. The study has employed Regression analysis to find out role of emotional intelligence in work life balance of women IT professionals.




How to Cite

Ravikumar, T. (2014). Emotional Intelligence and Work Life Balance of Women IT Professionals in Bangalore. Adarsh Journal of Management Research, 7(2), 19–31. https://doi.org/10.21095/ajmr/2014/v7/i2/88288