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Predictors of work life balance for women entrepreneurs in the North East Region of Romania


  • Dan Dumitru Ionescu


  • Alina Mariuca Ionescu

    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)


The paper aims to investigate the predictors of work life balance of women entrepreneurs in the North East Region of Romania. It emphasizes features of interaction between professional and personal life in case of women and reviews main disturbance or enhancing factors that impact work life balance of women entrepreneurs. A sample of 50 female entrepreneurs from the North East Region of Romania was surveyed in order to assess their work life balance and the factors that correlate with it. The study uses correlation and correspondence analysis to test the existence of a relationship between various factors in the fields of work and personal life, as well as factors of social and psychological nature and the way in which women entrepreneurs perceive their work life balance. The outcomes of the study identify the degree to which the working hours of women entrepreneurs match family and social commitments and the frequency with which it happens that women entrepreneurs feel tension in the household regarding the time dedicated to work-related activities as good predictors of work life balance in case of women entrepreneurs in the North East Region of Romania.

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  • Dan Dumitru Ionescu & Alina Mariuca Ionescu, 2015. "Predictors of work life balance for women entrepreneurs in the North East Region of Romania," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 9(1), pages 37-46, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:9:y:2015:i:1:p:37-46

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    1. DeMartino, Richard & Barbato, Robert, 2003. "Differences between women and men MBA entrepreneurs: exploring family flexibility and wealth creation as career motivators," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 815-832, November.
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    work life balance; women entrepreneurs; the North East Region of Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship


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