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|Title: ||A study of the determinants of work-to-family conflict among hospital nurses in Belgium|
|Authors: ||Lembrechts, Lieve|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Citation: ||Journal of Nursing Management, 23 (7), p. 898-909|
|Abstract: ||Aims: This study examines the relative impact of three sources of work-to-family conflict among hospital nurses: work–family policy use (childcare assistance, schedule flexibility, part-time work),job dimensions (work overload, job autonomy, overtime hours, night shifts, regularity in type of shift, weekend work, hierarchical position, variation in tasks) and organisational support(physician/coworker support).
Background: Many studies claim that organisational support and job dimensions are more important sources of work-to-family conflict than work–family policy use, a relation that has not been fully investigated. This study attempts to fill this gap by empirically assessing the relative impact of these sources on nurses’ workto-
Methods: Four hundred and fifty three Belgian nurses completed a web survey.The sources of work-to-family conflict were analysed using a hierarchical linear regression.
Results: Organisational support influences work-to-family conflict, above and beyond work–family policy use and job dimensions, while policy use has no influence. Physician and co-worker support have a unique decreasing effect, while work overload and overtime hours increase work-to-family conflict.
Conclusions: Organisational support, lack of work overload and absence of overtime hours reduce work-to-family conflict, whereas work–family policy use does not.
Implications for nursing management: To retain and attract nurses by reducing work-to-family conflict, hospitals should not (only) rely on work–family policies but should also invest in organisational support and adapted job dimensions.|
|Notes: ||Lembrechts, L (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, SEIN Ident Div & Inequal Res, Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
|ISI #: ||000362396400009|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2016|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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