Erwartungshaltungen der Generation Y an Work-Life-Balance. Eine empirische Untersuchung. / Agnes Dersch
VerfasserDersch, Agnes
Betreuer / BetreuerinLesk, Susanne
ErschienenWien, 15.12.2016
UmfangVI, 89 Seiten
HochschulschriftFachhochschule des BFI Wien, Masterarbeit, 2016
URNurn:nbn:at:at-fhbfiw:1-1632 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Erwartungshaltungen der Generation Y an Work-Life-Balance. Eine empirische Untersuchung. [1.16 mb]
Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

The aim of this master thesis is to inquire the prospects of Generation Y on employers about work life balance. Applying a qualitative research design, ten graduates of economic studies have been asked about their individual expectations on professional life and work life balance. For this purpose, different definitions of work life balance are contrasted in the theoretical part of the thesis. The origin of the work life balance concept is presented shortly, furthermore the different work life balance measures are described. These include flexible working hours, flexible workplace design, measures to support families, company health care as well as training and coaching offers. In addition to the advantages of work life balance measures, the critical aspects of the subject are mentioned. To close the theoretical framework of the thesis, the second section of the theoretical part is about the generations in the world of work. After the discussion of the concept of generations, the different generations are opposed. Moreover, the Generation Y is presented in detail. This generation distinguishes itself through concise characteristics and totally individual expectations of their professional life. Especially the high demand on work life balance is accentuated frequently in the literature. In this context, the Generation Y emphasises flexibility and meaningful duties which enable self-fulfilment. The empirical study could verify most of the theoretical work. Generation Y describes work life balance as a temporally balance between a demanding job and flexible shaped spare time. It is important not to miss out either of the two parts. Generation Y expects form their employers a preferably flexible working time to adapt their job best possible to the private life in order to achieve a better work life balance. Additionally, Generation Y is conscious about the fact that they have to contribute as well in order to accomplish the state of a work life balance. Apart from a flexible working organisation, the second important requirement for Generation Y is to have a job which enables self-fulfilment and consequently satisfaction.