Work-Life Balance Among Medical Doctors in Public Hospitals in Algeria

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Mordi, C., Ghoul, M., Adekoya, O. and Ajonbadi, H. A. 2023. Work-Life Balance Among Medical Doctors in Public Hospitals in Algeria. in: Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, H. A., Adekoya, O. D. and Adisa, T. A. (ed.) Managing Human Resources in Africa: A Critical Approach Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. pp. 105-132
AuthorsMordi, C., Ghoul, M., Adekoya, O. and Ajonbadi, H. A.
EditorsMordi, C., Ajonbadi, H. A., Adekoya, O. D. and Adisa, T. A.
Abstract

This chapter investigates the impressions and realities of work-life balance medical doctors working in public hospitals in Algeria. The study also assesses the barriers to achieving work-life balance among Algerian medical doctors. The study adopts a qualitative study through semi-structured interviews with 63 Algerian medical doctors. The study found several meanings associated with work-life balance, including time for family, time for work, time for religious activities/practices and time for social and recreational activities. In addition, we found three main barriers hindering the achievement of work-life balance among Algerian medical doctors, including availability and accessibility of infrastructure, uncertainty (unpredictability), and tolerance. The chapter concludes by highlighting some implications for policy and practice.

Book titleManaging Human Resources in Africa: A Critical Approach
Page range105-132
Year2023
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Publication dates
Online25 Jul 2023
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Deposited01 Aug 2023
Edition1
ISBN9783031338786
9783031338779
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33878-6_5
Web address (URL)https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-33878-6
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