The relationship of work-family conflict and spillover with psychological and physical well-being among female nurses
Mohsen Golparvar, Mahnaz Zeraati, Hamid Atashpour
Work-family conflict and spillover are considered among the threatening factors of well-being among nurses. Therefore, the current study was conducted to determine the relationship between family-work conflict and spillover and physical and psychological well-being among nurses. Research samples included 197 female nurses selected using convenience sampling method. Data collection tools were Work-Family Conflict Scale, Work-Family Spillover Scale, psychological well-being and physical well-being questionnaires. Data were analyzed by multiple regression analysis method using SPSS-18. Findings showed a significantly negative correlation between work-family conflict and spillover and physical and psychological well-being among nurses. Results of regression analysis indicated that workfamily conflict explained 17 and 8.4% of the variance in physical and psychological well-being, respectively. Furthermore, out of four components of work-family spillover, marriage, partnership, and housework could explain 24.5% of variance in psychological well-being, while marital relationship could explain 10.8% of variance in physical well-being among nurses. Results of the present study represented that work-family conflict and workfamily spillover can impair psychological and physical well-being of nurses. Therefore, it is necessary for nurses to acquire training in order to properly manage work-family conflict and spillover.
Keywords: Nurse, Physical, Well-being, Psychological wellbeing, Work-family conflict, Work-family spillover