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Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies

(A Quarterly Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal)

Volume 3 Issue 1 January - March 2020

A CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

*Meenakshi Kaushik & **Neha Guleria

*Professor & Head of the department, School of Commerce and Management,  Lingayas University, Faridabad, Delhi NCR, India.

**Research Scholar, School of Commerce and Management, Lingayas University, Faridabad, Delhi NCR, India.

Abstract


In organizations as well as in personal life the changes and challenges are arising at all level of employees due to the cut-throat competition in the market, fast-paced life with no objectivity in life as well as current global workplace trends. So work-life balance is the need of the hour to increase and improve motivation and moral of employees by keeping them happy and satisfies and getting maximum best from them, as well as adopting various successful retention strategies to retain valuable employees within the organization as well as maintaining the  quality of work-life at workplace. This article leads to the examination of work-life balance effectiveness and its impact on the employees’ productivity. A balanced life boosts energy and efforts to perform productively.  That strengthens emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects of one’s life and enhance positive attitude with optimistic behaviour. The proper balance among different roles of life brings happiness and reduces stress. Both–employer and employee, play a vital role to maintain work-life balance and effective performances. Business organisations facilitate employees with various set of policies such as flexible working hours, freelancing and compressed work weeks, and training programmes to manage time factor, stress and other life roles. The study is about to clarify the root knowledge of work-life balance influencing by various factors and the impact of these on employee performance.

Keywords


work-life balance, employee performance, attitude, employee productivity, stress free life.

POWER OF EDUCATION IN MARIAMA BA’S SO LONG A LETTER

Ashmi

Research Scholar, Bharthi Women’s College, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


So Long a Letter is a radical novel, which maintains the form of a long letter. The novel was written and narrated completely in the form of a letter. Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter is an epistolary form of novel. The events narrated in the novel chronicles Ramatoulaye’s life from childhood to adulthood. She is a Senegalese woman writer, who used writing as a weapon to fight against the male literary tradition. Mariama Ba speaks about the inequity exposed on women by the patriarchal society and to advance women’s issues in African society. Although she wrote only two novels, she remains a central figure in African literature. The main theme of the novel is the condition of women in West African society. This paper focuses on woman, education, culture, divorce, and widowhood in So Long a Letter. Through this novel, she depicts the different ways in which women fight for survival in an environment of cultural conflicts change.

Keywords


motherhood, adulthood, women, education, africa, polygamy.

AN ANALYTICAL STUDY ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BANKING CONDITIONS AND AWARENESS TOWARDS MOBILE BANKING SERVICES IN NAGERCOIL

*Sophia Evangeline E & **Rethnasigamony C

*Ph.D Research scholar (Register No: 12142), Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.

**Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Vivekananda College, Agasteeswaram, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract


Mobile banking is a service provided by a bank or other financial organization that permits its customers to conduct financial transactions remotely using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. Unlike the related internet banking it uses software, usually called an app, provided by the financial organization for the aim. Mobile banking is typically available on a 24-hour basis. Some financial institutions have restrictions on which accounts could also be accessed through mobile banking, also as a limit on the amount which will be transacted. Mobile banking depends on the provision of an online or data connection to the mobile device. The objectives of the study are to study the advantages and disadvantages of mobile banking and to analyze the relationship between banking conditions towards awareness about mobile banking services in the study area. The study is based on both primary and secondary data. For the present study 50 bank customers are adopted as samples using a convenient sampling method. Percentage and Chi-square method is used to analyze the data.

Keywords


mobile banking, features, problems, advantages and disadvantages.

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MOOCs AS A DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORM

*Mary Queen V & **Vel Murugan P

*M.Ed. Scholar, Bishop Agniswamy College of Education, Muttom, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.

**Associate Professor, Bishop Agniswamy College of Education, Muttom, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course facilitated wholly online and designed to support an unlimited number of enrolments. It allow anyone, anywhere, to participate via video lectures, computer graded tests, and discussion forums. It is known by different variants in the cyberspace – online courses, open courseware, video lectures, online education, online studies, open educational resources etc.  The most famous of MOOC providers are coursera.org, edx.org, canvas.net, udacity.com, open2study.com, online.standford.edu/courses, openculture.com, alison.com, iversity.com, khanacademy.com, swayam.gov.in, etc. It brings new opportunities for innovation in higher education that will allow institutions and academics to explore new online learning models and innovative practices in teaching and learning.

Keywords


MOOC, open online course, education, teaching, learning digital learning platform.