The relationship between work-life balance and stress among nurses in Kota Kinabalu Hospitals

Winnie Malun, (2011) The relationship between work-life balance and stress among nurses in Kota Kinabalu Hospitals. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

This study undertakes to understand the relationship between work-life balance and stress among nurses in Kota Kinabalu hospitals. The objectives of this study are to determine the relationship between work-life balance and stress; between work interference with personal life and stress; and between personal life interference with work and stress. The study also determines the correlations between the subcomponents of work-life balance and sub-components of stress. Also, the effect of the moderating factors of demography on the relationship between work-life balance and stress is also determined. The research is based on survey method using self-administered questionnaire. A total of 165 respondents were gathered from two government hospitals in Kota Kinabalu. It was found that there is a significant positive but weak relationship between work-life balance and stress; between work interference with personal life and stress; and between personal life interference with work and stress. It was also found that there are significant but weak correlations of sub-components of work-life balance and six sub-components of stress except for uncertainty concerning treatment. Further to that, years of service is a significant but weak moderator of the relationship between work-life balance and stress. Other demographic factors i.e. age, highest education level, number of children and age of children are not Significant moderators. It is recommended that mediators such as coping strategies, lack of training, job design and management support are included in future research to explore the relationship between work-life balance and stress.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:work-life balance, stress, nurse, personal life, demographic factor, treatment
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:7571
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:15 Nov 2013 11:25
Last Modified:15 Nov 2013 11:26

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