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Role Conflict, Role Overload and Intention to Quit the Job Among Women IT Professionals in Kerala

OPUS: HR Journal

Volume 9 Issue 2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Gracious J., Fouziya R. | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce & Research Centre, Government Arts College, Kerala.
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Abstract

The role of working women in the IT sector has become more complex as they have heavy workload in the home and office. Working in the IT industry puts strain on women executives to a greater extent because of long working hours, shift and overtime work. The dual role burden will lead to role related stress among women IT professionals. Intention to quit the job among women professionals in the IT sector is a contemporary issue to discuss at the earliest. The present paper tries to analyze the impact of role stressors such as role conflict and role overload on intention to leave the job among women IT professionals in Kerala. Thus the study aims to analyse the relationship between role stressors (role conflict and role overload) and intention to leave the job among women professionals in the IT industry. The data were collected from 303 women IT professionals from 52 IT companies in Kerala. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted to select the companies. A structured questionnaire has been used to collect primary data from the sample respondents. Regression analysis was used to find the impact of role conflict and role overload on intention to quit the job. The findings of the study indicated that there is a significant positive relationship between role conflict and intention to leave the job among women professionals in the IT industry. Similarly, there is a significant positive relationship between role overload and intention to leave the job among women professionals in the IT industry.

Keywords: Role Conflict, Role Overload and Intention to Quit the Job

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