Global Trends of Work-Life Balance: A Bibliometric Analysis
Work-life balance refers to the degree to which people are satisfied with juggling their work and family responsibilities, the interaction of paid labour with any organization and unpaid work commitments for family and self-improvement. Work-life balance is a two-fold strategy that depends on both organizations and the employees’ willingness to adopt its notion. Considering the requirements of families and individuals working in organizations, it is of utmost importance in ensuring the well-being of employees. Thus, employers must foster an atmosphere that accommodates the changing nature of work and life outside of the workplace. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of publications related to work-life balance, including authors, countries, publications, references and journals. The Scopus database extracted 1001 articles published from 2013-2022 and the data were analysed using Microsoft Excel, Harzing Publish or Perish and VOSviewer. Data visualization, citation metrics and frequency analysis were employed as data analysis methods. The findings highlighted that since 2013, there has been a steady growth in the number of research papers on work-life balance. The outcomes also included details about the publications, such as publication patterns, document types, publication years, countries of origin, subject areas, languages and source titles. This study offers a framework for visual and quantitative research as well as basic background information on work-life balance to researchers. This study provides an overview of the history and current state of the field of work-life balance research, providing recommendations for future work-life balance research planning.
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