The Social Construction of Meaning and Management of Work-Life Balance in the Experience of PhD Students in the Faculty of Management Science at Silpakorn University: A Study to Formulate Grounded Theory

Main Article Content

Kittikun Sangnin

Abstract

This qualitative research studied the social construction of meaning and management of work-life balance in the experience of PhD students in the Faculty of Management Science at Silpakorn University with a purpose to formulate a grounded theory of work-life balance. The research adopted a focus group discussion approach and documentary research. The study found that ways to create and manage balance in life and work were as follows: prioritizing work and things; positive attitude adjustment; creating an environment and organizational culture atmosphere; finding ways to crcate happiness; and positioning and expectation of life.

Keywords

Article Details

Section
Research articles

References

Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide through Qualitative Analysis. California: Sage Publication.
Chantavanich, Supang. (1997). Qualitative Research Methods. 7th edition. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.
Creswell, J.W. (1998) Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. London: Sage.
Denzin, N. K. & Lincoln, Y.S. (2011). Handbook of Qualitative Research (4 edn.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Greenfield, C. and Terry, M. (1995), Work/life: From a set of programs to a strategic way of management. Empl. Rel. Today, 22: 67–81. doi:10.1002/ert.3910220308.
Hyman, J., & Summers, J. (2004). Lacking balance? Work-life employment practices in the modern economy. Personnel Review, 33(4), 418-429.
Kanokkanjanarat, Teera. (2013). SME’s Compass: Work-Life Balance adjusts the concept for life and work. Data is available on May 14, 2560. Access is available from http://www.thairath.co.th/content/370700.
Keawkiatkul, Kasemsit (2008). Work-life balance. Journal of Human Resources. 4(January - June) 2008.
Liwsakyul-Kulthorn, Hatai-Thip (2555). The study of factors affecting the balance of life and work of the Deposit Protection Agency. Master Thesis, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Merrill & Merrill (2003). Life Matter: Crating a dynamic balance of work, family, time and money. New York: McGraw-Hall.
Murphy, L. R. (1995). “Managing Job Stress and Employee Assistance/ Human Resource Management Partnership”. Personnel Review. 24:43-86.
Nubud, Jutaporn (2554). The study of the balance between life and work at Vibhavadi Hospital. Master's thesis, Thammasat University.
Prebbi, M.& Wagstaff, R (2005). Work-life balance: A resource for the state services. New Zealand: State Service Commission.
Phothiva,t Kanya. (2005). Transformation Leadership in Primary School: A Study to Build Grounded Theories. Dissertation Thesis. Khon Kaen University.
Siriwong, Pitak. (2004). "The Grounded Theory of Research Methods for Developing Theories in Country Development," Journal of Political Science (19): 1 April - September, 2004. Glaser, Barney G., and Strauss, Anselm. L. The Discovery Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. Aldine, pp. 271. 1967.
Tepwan, Pichit. (2011). Strategic Human Resource Management: Concepts and Strategies for Competitive Advantage. Bangkok: SE-EDUCATION.
Thai Health Promotion Foundation. (2554). The 8th happiness report. Retrieved on May 14, 2560. Accessed from the Health Promotion Foundation (Public Health). www.thaihealth.or.th.
Voydanoff, Routledge., P. (2005). Toward a conceptualization of perceived work‐family fit and balance: a demands and resources approach. Journal of marriage and family, 67(4), 822-836.
Van Manen, M. (2016). Researching lived experience: Human science for an action sensitive pedagogy.