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Title: A study of the determinants of work-to-family conflict among hospital nurses in Belgium
Authors: Lembrechts, Lieve
Dekocker, Vickie
Zanoni, Patrizia
Pulignano, Valeria
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- family conflict. 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. lieve.lembrechts@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16841
Link to publication: https://www.academia.edu/25514061/A_study_of_the_determinants_of_work-to-family_conflict_among_hospital_nurses_in_Belgium
DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12233
ISI #: 000362396400009
ISSN: 0966-0429
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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