PERSONALITY TRAITS, NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND GENDER AS PREDICTORS OF WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT AMONG NURSES

PERSONALITY TRAITS, NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND GENDER AS PREDICTORS OF WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT AMONG NURSES

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the impact of work-family conflict among nurses  in Nigeria. The descriptive survey research method will be adopted for the study. A total of 200 respondents were selected and used for the study using proportionate stratify sampling technique. Questionnaires instrument on work-family conflict was developed by Carlson, Kacmar, and Williams (2000) and revalidated by Amazue (2011) were used for data collection and they include Work-family role conflict scale and organizational commitment scale. Linear regression analysis and t-test were used to test the hypotheses. Finding of this study reveals that there was a significant contribution of work-family role conflict to nurse’s commitment. Also, it was found that a significant difference exists between married and single respondents` experience of work-family role conflict. Moreover, the finding shows that there was a significant difference between organizational commitment of male and female nurses based on work-family role conflict. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that organizational support program needs to be introduced and provided for all levels of workers in order to reduce the burden of work-family role conflict interface and virtually induced commitment to their jobs. The level of family responsibilities of the workers needs to be considered during recruitment, in assigning responsibilities and placement process in order to foster Organizational commitment. Questionnaire instrument on big five personality traits was used in this study and it was developed by john, Donahue and Kenti (1991). and it shows in this study that personality traits is significantly correlated of all the types of work-family conflict. (Time based, strain based, and behavioural based work-family conflict)