The relationship between work-life balance and quality of life among hospital employees

Askari, Roohollah and rafiei, sima and Akbari, Rahele and Haghir Ebrahimi, Elaheh and Dehghani, Arefeh and Shaffi, Milad (2019) The relationship between work-life balance and quality of life among hospital employees. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT.

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Introduction: Work-Life Balance (WLB) has got a significant attention among issues in a working environment. This study was conducted to investigate the current WLB status, and its’ association with quality of life (QoL) among hospital employees. Method: A cross-sectional survey of 210 hospital employees was conducted in a period of 3 months (April to June 2016) in three training hospitals in Yazd, Iran. Two standard questionnaires including WLB and WHO Quality of Life were used to gather data. The differences in the WLB by demographic variables were examined using Independent t-test and one-way ANOVA statistics. Pearson correlation coefficient was also used to examine the association between WLB and QoL among hospital employees. Results: Most of the study participants devoted more time on work other than personal life. Employees’ perception toward WLB was proved to be associated with QoL in all of the domains. However, there was no significant difference in terms of age, working shift, and work experience. Conclusion: By increasing the WLB, QoL increases. Also, clinical staff and employed women were more likely to be the subject of poorer work-life balance which requires appropriate policy making in workplaces to effectively deal with the issue.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RN Health
Divisions: University Portal > research center > sdh
Depositing User: pr SDH research
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 05:53
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 05:53
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11356

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