Effect of work–family conflict, psychological job demand, and job control on the health status of nurses

Li Chung Pien, Wan Ju Cheng, Kuei Ru Chou, Li Chiu Lin

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Abstract

Work–family conflicts (WFCs) are common in the healthcare sector and pose significant health risks to healthcare workers. This study examined the effect of WFCs on the health status and nurses’ leaving intentions in Taiwan. A self-administered questionnaire was used to survey 200 female nurses’ experiences of WFC from a regional hospital. Data on psychosocial work conditions, including work shifts, job control, psychological job demands, and workplace justice, were col-lected. Health conditions were measured using the Beck Depression Inventory-II and self-rated health. Leaving intentions were measured using a self-developed questionnaire. The participants’ average work experience was 6.79 (Standard Deviation (SD) = 5.26) years, their highest educational level was university, and work shifts were mostly night and rotating shifts. Approximately 75.5% of nurses perceived high levels of WFCs. Leaving intentions were correlated with WFCs (r = 0.350, p < 0.01) and psychological work demands (r = 0.377, p < 0.01). After adjusting for age, educational level, and work characteristics, high levels of WFCs were associated with poor self-rated health, and depression, but not associated with high leaving intentions. Nurses’ experiences of high levels of WFCs greatly affected their health status.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3540
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2021

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Leaving intention
  • Self-rated health
  • Work–family conflict
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Taiwan
  • Family Conflict
  • Female
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Health Status
  • Conflict, Psychological

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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