Quality of Nursing Work Life, Work-family Conflict, and Self-regulation: Structural Equation Modeling
Factors in quality of nursing work life
The quality of nursing work life is an important index for assessing the professional health of nurses and providing tailored care services to patients. The aim of the present study was to find out the role of work-family conflict and self-regulation in predicting the quality of work life among nurses. In this retrospective cross-sectional study, a total number of 230 nurses were randomly selected from public and private hospitals. They were asked to fill out Work-related Quality of Life Scale-2, Work–Family Conflict Scale, and Self-Regulation Questionnaire. Moreover, the structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data by SPSS-19 and LISREL-8.80 software. The results showed that the model had a good fit to the observed data (RMSEA=0.06, GFI=0.93, AGFI=0.87, NFI=93, CFI=95, IFI=95, and P-value=.073) and the final model was verified. Behavior-based and time-based work-family conflicts , assessing the plan’s effectiveness, searching for options, and implementing the plan could significantly predict stress at work, general well-being, working conditions, employees’ engagement, job career satisfaction, and work-home interference (p<0.05). In conclusion, it is indispensable to design the tailored programs and professional health plans to improve family-work interference and self-regulatory actions, as leading causes for the quality of nursing work life.
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