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The Effects of Supervisors’ Supportive Role, Job Stress, and Work-Family Conflicts on the Nurses’ Attitudes

Farhadi, Payam MSc; Sharifian, Roxana PhD; Feili, Ardalan MSc; Shokrpour, Nasrin PhD

doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e31828ef5e7
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This study developed and tested a research model that examined the effects of supervisor support (SUPPORT), work-family conflict (W-FCON), family-work conflict (F-WCON), and job stress (JSTRESS) on a number of selected consequences using data collected from nurses and nurse axillaries in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences hospitals in Fars province (south of Iran). The results demonstrated that W-FCON and F-WCON exerted a significant positive influence on JSTRESS. Contrary to the study hypothesis, the results did not provide any empirical support for the significant negative relationship between W-FCON, F-WCON, and JSTRESS with family satisfaction (FSAT). The findings further revealed that higher JSTRESS led to lower life satisfaction (LSAT). As expected, high levels of FSAT resulted in increased LSAT. However, this study failed to find significant negative relationships between conflicts in the work-family interface and LSAT. The results also revealed that JSTRESS was not significantly associated with LSAT. Consonant with the study hypotheses, W-FCON, F-WCON, and JSTRESS were found to be significant for turnover intentions, whereas LSAT did not. Implications for managers and future research directions are presented.

Author Affiliations: Department of Management, Shiraz University (Mr Farhadi and Mr Feili); Department of Health Information Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Dr Sharifian); and Department of English Language, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Dr Shokrpour), Iran.

The authors have no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Roxana Sharifian, PhD, Department of Health Information Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran (sharifianr@sums.ac.ir).

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