Nurses' work demands and work-family conflict: A questionnaire survey

Yildirim D., Aycan Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, vol.45, no.9, pp.1366-1378, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.10.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1366-1378
  • Keywords: nurses, work demands, work-to-family conflict, job and life satisfactions, Turkey, SOCIAL SUPPORT, SPOUSAL SUPPORT, DUAL-CAREER, SATISFACTION, BALANCE, STRESS, WOMEN, MODEL, ATTITUDES, POLICIES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Work-family conflict is a type of interrole conflict that occurs as a result of incompatible role pressures from the work and family domains. Work role characteristics that are associated with work demands refer to pressures arising from excessive workload and time pressures. Literature suggests that work demands such as number of hours worked, workload, shift work are positively associated with work-family conflict, which, in turn is related to poor mental health and negative organizational attitudes. The role of social support has been an issue of debate in the literature. This study examined social support both as a moderator and a main effect in the relationship among work demands. work-to-family conflict, and satisfaction with job and life.