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1- Ph.D. student in Sports Management, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Management, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran , m.majidiparast@basu.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Accounting, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
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The aim of the current research was to provide a work-life balance model for working women with an emphasis on improving the quality of free time. The current research was interpretative, applied and qualitative based on thematic analysis method. The statistical population was sports management professors and leisure experts who were interviewed with 17 people using the snowball method and according to information saturation. The measurement tool included a semi-structured interview and data were analyzed according to the six stages of thematic analysis. The results showed that the work-life balance model for working women with an emphasis on improving the quality of leisure time has three dimensions of effective factors (cultural factors, inhibiting factors, motivational factors, facilities and equipment, the level of knowledge, the characteristics of physical activities in the leisure time program, financial issues, management issues and cultural issues), strategies (educational, managerial and financial strategies) and consequences (increasing vitality, increasing health, economic development and sustainable socio-cultural development). Managers should pay attention to educational and management issues and by privatization, proper budget allocation and incentive packages, they should contribute to the prosperity of free time as much as possible and to balance the work and life issues of working women.
 
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: sport management
Received: 2023/11/3 | Accepted: 2024/04/30 | ePublished ahead of print: 2024/04/30

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