Proceedings of The 3rd Global Conference on Women’s Studies
The Impact of COVID-19 on Working Women
Saida Affouneh, Sirin Abusalha, Soheil Salha, Mona Demaidi, Arij Abu Obaid, Wejdan Awadallah Alkouk1 and Zuheir Khlaif
This research aims to study the impact of COVID-19 on women who are working in higher education institutions in Palestine. In addition to examine the negative and positive aspects of their social professional and educational life. A sequential mixed methods approach was used to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on working women. The phase stage of the research started by qualitative phase through using focus group session in order to explore the lived experience of the working women. Moreover, the findings of the first phase were used to develop the instrument of quantitative approach which was in the second phase of the study. The results of the study have shown that impact of COVID-19 ON working women in regard of the psychological, personal, and economical aspects. The majority of the respondents stated that their lives have been negatively affected due to the pandemic as they could not balance between their duties at home and their jobs which had particularly large impact on working mothers. Also, there has also been different results and impacts that is related to mental health and psychosocial factors, and economic insecurity with COVID-19.
keywords: COVID-19, Socio-Economic, Psychological Impact, Gender Equality, Work-Life Balance.