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Modelling the enablers of work-family balance among working single mothers integrating expert-mining and TISM-MICMAC

Jyoti Kushwaha (Kamla Raja Girls Government, Postgraduate (Autonomous) College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India)
Pankaj Singh (Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, India)
Aparna Sharma (Vijyaraje Government Girls Postgraduate College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India)

Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance

ISSN: 2051-6614

Article publication date: 15 May 2023

Issue publication date: 8 November 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study intends to recognize and prioritize the work-family balance (WFB) enablers for working sole mothers by employing total interpretive structural modelling (TISM) and “Matrice-d’impacts-croisés-multiplication-appliqués-à-un-classment” method (MICMAC).

Design/methodology/approach

This paper utilizes the integrated approach in two stages. In initial stage, strategic literature review and expert mining technique have been conducted to recognize and validate WFB enablers. In subsequent stage, TISM has been applied to observe the contextual relationships among WFB enablers in the direction to construct a TISM-based structural model. Furthermore, MICMAC technique has been employed to categorize the WFB enablers based on their driver and dependence power.

Findings

This paper has identified novel 13 key enablers of WFB among working sole mothers and constructed a unique TISM-based hierarchical model. Moreover, WFB enablers have been categorized into four clusters using MICMAC analysis. In the developed TISM model, working sole mother-related WFB personal enablers are primarily at the upper level, family-related WFB enablers are in the center and work-related WFB enablers are in the lowest level.

Practical implications

The developed framework on WFB enablers among working sole mothers can provide a resolution to difficulties faced by sole mothers in managing WFB by providing a pathway to enhance their performance by improving the organizational effectiveness through improving WFB policies.

Originality/value

Based on the best of authors' awareness, this study first incorporates the TISM-MICMAC technique to recognize and prioritize the WFB enablers for working sole mothers.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to deliver appreciativeness and gratitude to Prof. Maura Sheehan (Editor in Chief, Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance), Dr. Tom Forbes and anonymous reviewers for their kind cooperation and support in completion of the paper.

Erratum: It has come to the attention of the publisher that the article, Kushwaha, J., Singh, P. and Sharma, A. (2023), “Modelling the enablers of work-family balance among working single mothers integrating expert-mining and TISM-MICMAC”, Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-05-2022-0106, incorrectly stated the first affiliation of second and corresponding author Pankaj Singh.

Pankaj Singh’s affiliation was listed as Kamla Raja Girls Government, Postgraduate (Autonomous) College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India) (Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, India) but has been corrected to Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, India.

This error was introduced in the editorial process and has now been corrected in the online version. The publisher sincerely apologises for this error and for any inconvenience caused.

Citation

Kushwaha, J., Singh, P. and Sharma, A. (2023), "Modelling the enablers of work-family balance among working single mothers integrating expert-mining and TISM-MICMAC", Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 501-526. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-05-2022-0106

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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