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Res Nurs Health. 2006 Oct;29(5):414-26.

Quantifying work-family conflict among registered nurses.

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.


Work-family conflict is challenging for nurses and the nursing profession. Still unclear is how frequently nurses experience work-family conflict and which nurses experience it most frequently. We document the prevalence and frequency of work-family conflict and describe the demographic predictors of frequent work-family conflict. Nurses reported greater work interference with family than family interference with work. Fifty percent of nurses reported chronic work interference with family (occurring at least once a week); another 41% reported episodic work interference with family (occurring less than 1-3 days per month). In contrast, 52% of nurses reported episodic family interference with work, and 11% reported chronic family interference with work. Few demographic characteristics predicted either work interference with family or family interference with work.

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