Work-Family Conflict in Nursing: An Integrative Review of Its Antecedents and Outcomes

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Authors:
Claudia Gonnelli, Local Health Unit of Siena, Italy
Rosalba Raffagnino, University of Florence, Italy
Email: rosalba.raffagnino@unifi.it
Published: August 4, 2017
https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.3.1.05

Citation: Gonnelli, C., & Raffagnino, R. (2017). Work-Family Conflict in Nursing: An Integrative Review of Its Antecedents and Outcomes. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.3.1.05


Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide an integrative review of the literature on work-family conflict (WFC) in nursing, assessing the antecedents and consequences of nurses’ productivity, physical and psychological health, and well-being. We searched electronic databases, focusing on articles published in English and Italian during the period of 2005 to 2017. From the 1,180 studies found, we selected 28 papers for this integrative review. The findings, expressed as narrative synthesis, show that WFC is a stressor in nursing and most analyzed risk factors centered on the workplace. Some shortcomings of our review include methodological aspects and depth, although our synthesis of the 28 studies provides an evidence base for further insights into WFC in nursing.

Keywords

work-family conflict, nursing, risk and protective factors, job stress, job satisfaction