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Work-life balance among teaching hospital nurses in Malaysia

Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Makabe, Sachiko and Che Jamaludin, Farah Ilyani and Mohd Yusof, Hairil Fahmi and Aung, Khin Thandar and Kowitlawakul, Yanika (2017) Work-life balance among teaching hospital nurses in Malaysia. Global Journal of Health Science, 9 (9). pp. 81-89. ISSN 1916-9736 E-ISSN 1916-9744

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Extreme workload and poor working environment have a negative impact on the emotional and physical statuses among nurses. The study has contributed to evaluate work-life balance and its related factors among teaching hospital nurses. It was aimed to examine the work-life balance and its related factors among teaching hospital nurses. A cross-sectional study using a universal sampling technique was conducted. 1002 nurses were included from the Teaching hospital of Klang Valley, Malaysia. The instrument was adapted from NIOSH Generic Job Stress Questionnaire and QoL questionnaire from WHO, and it was used to measure the quality of work-life balance. Non-work activities, job requirement, supervisor support, job satisfaction, manageability, social and environmental variables have independently influenced work-life balance among nurses. Furthermore, quality of life variables has positively influenced the work-life balance (P<0.050). Work life balance and organizational commitment can have a positive relationship. Whereas, Nurses working in fixed shifts were observed with greater work-life balance as compared to the nurses working in multiple shifts. A friendly environment in the professional sector plays a major role for developing motivation and enthusiasm among workers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5170/57578
Uncontrolled Keywords: environment, nurses, teaching, workload, work-life balance, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: dr mohd said nurumal
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 11:51
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 11:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57578

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