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Interrole Conflict and Social Support: A Study of Married Women Nurses


Wong, Yuet Chee (1997) Interrole Conflict and Social Support: A Study of Married Women Nurses. [Project Paper Report]

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The study focused on inter-role conflict and social support. The first objective of this study was to determine the intensity of inter-role conflict experienced by married women nurses in their total life space as they performed their multiple roles. Secondly, it examined the potential sources of social support they managed to gamer from individuals within and without the work place in times of work-family conflict: spouse, friends and relatives, co-worker and boss/supervisor.The sample size of 129 respondents was taken from the population of 615 eligible nurses meeting the criteria for the study. All instruments used were from previously developed instruments and adaptations of the instruments. Data collected from self-administered questionnaires were used to examine the work-family interface environment among the respondents. The results showed that medium inter-role conflict intensities were experienced by majority of the nurses. The nurses received the highest amount of support from their spouses and the least from their bosses/supervisors. It is implied that social support could have been an important factor in reducing the level of experienced work-family conflict among the nurses.

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Item Type: Project Paper Report
Subject: Role conflict - Nurses - Case studies
Call Number: FPP 1997 14
Chairman Supervisor: Profesor Madya Dr. Hjh. Aminah Ahmad
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Depositing User: Nurul Hayatie Hashim
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2010 14:32
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 15:50
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