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hatam N, keshtkaran V, mohamadpour M, Ghorbanian A. Comparison of Work - Family Conflict between Clinical and Non Clinical Staffs of Shahid Faghihi Hospital (public hospital) in Shiraz: 2010. ioh. 2013; 10 (3) :52-60
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-732-en.html
School of Management and Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , hatamn@sums.ac.ir
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  Background and aims : Work-Family Conflict (WFC) occurs when People may have to do several roles such as employment, spousal and parenting at the same time. This conflict leads to negative outputs such as work absence and increased turnover. The purpose of this research is to study and compare the work-family conflict in clinical and non-clinical (supportive and administrative departments) staffs of a hospital.

  Methods: This research is a descriptive-analytical study that has been done by quantitative and cross-sectional method. The community of the study was married workers of Shahid Faghihi hospital in Shiraz City. The main data collection tool was a questionnaire I. In order to measure work- family conflict Field(2002)questionnaire was used. The validity has been approved by relevant experts and its reliability has been confirmed with Cronbach’s alpha. For statistical analysis one-way ANOVA and t-test were used.

  Results: Work-Family Conflict has been significantly different between Clinical and Non-Clinical staffs of hospital (P ≤0.001) and it was perceived that in Clinical staff was more than Non-Clinical staffs(administrative and support).In addition, perception of all four dimensions of conflict, by various staffs has had a significant difference (P ≤0.001).The Work-Family Conflict was perceived among women and men differently and women perceived more conflict(P ≤0.001)

  Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study it can be concluded that clinical and female staffs are faced with work-family conflict more than the others in hospital. Therefore it is recommended that the responsible authorities should stay focused on these groups providing appropriate legislations and supporting programs to reduce work family conflict among staffs particularly in such groups.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Organizational Psychology
Received: 2012/06/12 | Accepted: 2013/09/29 | Published: 2013/09/29

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