Work-to-Family Conflict and its Associations With Workers' Burnout, Poor Self-Rated Health, and Minor Mental Disorder: A Survey of General Employees in Taiwan

Li Chung Pien, I. Shin Chen, Wan Ju Cheng, Yawen Cheng

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the distribution of work-to-family conflict (W-FC) across socio-demographic groups and a wide spectrum of occupations, and its associations with workers' burnout, self-rated health, and mental health status by sex. METHODS: A cross-sectional household survey of representative employees was conducted in 2013. A standardized questionnaire was administered to collect information. RESULTS: W-FC was high in employees aged 35 to 44 years old and in certain occupational groups. Long working hours, rotating work shift, high work demands, high job control, low workplace justice, and family care burden were risk factors for W-FC, and high W-FC score was significantly associated with burnout, poor self-rated health, and minor mental disorder. CONCLUSIONS: To improve workers' health, it is essential to identify high risk groups and adopt measures to reduce conflicts between work and family life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-594
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume62
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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