An Analysis of Work Life Balance and Mental Health of Women in India during Work from Home with Special Reference to IT Sector


  • S. Vijayalakshmi Department of Psychology, SLAAS, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • T. Nirmala Associate Professor, SLAAS, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R. Subasree Head, Department of Psychology, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



Work From Home (WFH), Working at Home (WAT), Mental Health of Women, Work Life Balance (WLB), Work Family Conflict (WFC)


The Indian IT industry has helped place India on the world platform. With the sector’s rise has come a rise in female employment. Work-life balance is a problem that affects all genders, although it affects women more than men. Work-life balance is vital for women in the Indian IT industry because of cultural considerations and the fact that professional women in India still do most, if not all, domestic tasks. The current research explores the mental health of top female IT employees to identify their work-life balance concerns especially during working from home. The majority of respondents agreed that parental recognition and economic circumstances at home influence women’s career perspective, they disagreed that women with career growth focus are less likely to be responsible spouses, mothers, or daughters-in-law, or to take on extra family obligations. The respondents also agreed that work-life balance is tied to self-inclination as well as ambition; several of them believed that a woman who wants it would seek solutions. Working at home and balancing personal life as well is the hard task for women in India.


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How to Cite

Vijayalakshmi, S., Nirmala, T., & Subasree, R. (2023). An Analysis of Work Life Balance and Mental Health of Women in India during Work from Home with Special Reference to IT Sector. Asian Review of Social Sciences, 12(1), 29–33.