Quantifying work–family conflict among registered nurses†
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 414–426, October 2006
How to Cite
Grzywacz, J. G., Frone, M. R., Brewer, C. S. and Kovner, C. T. (2006), Quantifying work–family conflict among registered nurses. Res. Nurs. Health, 29: 414–426. doi: 10.1002/nur.20133
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- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAR 2006
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Grant Number: R01HS01132002
- work-family conflict;
- working women;
- family relations;
Work–family conflict is challenging for nurses and the nursing profession. Still unclear is how frequently nurses experience work–family conflict and which nurses experience it most frequently. We document the prevalence and frequency of work–family conflict and describe the demographic predictors of frequent work–family conflict. Nurses reported greater work interference with family than family interference with work. Fifty percent of nurses reported chronic work interference with family (occurring at least once a week); another 41% reported episodic work interference with family (occurring less than 1–3 days per month). In contrast, 52% of nurses reported episodic family interference with work, and 11% reported chronic family interference with work. Few demographic characteristics predicted either work interference with family or family interference with work. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 29: 414–426, 2006