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Public Health. 2018 Apr;157:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.01.016. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Work-family conflict and self-rated health among dwellers in Minia, Egypt: Financial strain vs social support.

Author information

1
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt. Electronic address: ehabsalah1@yahoo.com.
2
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt. Electronic address: nashaatnabilkamal@yahoo.com.
3
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt. Electronic address: amany_medhat@yahoo.com.
4
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt. Electronic address: nashwakamal@yahoo.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Egypt's economic reform is accompanied by both financial and social strains. Due to lack of evidence, we examined the associations between work-family conflict in its 2 directions, work-to-family conflicts (WFCs), and family-to-work conflicts (FWCs) and self-rated health in Minia, Egypt, and whether the association will vary by being financially responsible for others and by the level of perceived social support.

STUDY DESIGN:

A cross-sectional study that included 1021 healthy participants aged 18-60 years from Minia district.

METHODS:

Data on participants' work-family conflict, social, and demographic data and individual self-rated health were collected by a questionnaire survey. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were used to calculate the odds ratios (ORs) with its 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for poor self-rated health according to categories of work-family conflict.

RESULTS:

There were significant positive associations between the poor self-rated health and both high WFC and FWC. Compared with participants with low WFC and low FWC, participants with high WFC low FWC, low WFC high FWC, and high WFC high FWC had multivariable-adjusted ORs (95% CIs) for poor self-rated health of 6.93 (3.02-13.13), 2.09 (1.06-4.12), and 10.05 (4.98-20.27), respectively. Giving financial support to others but not the level of perceived social support from others was an effect modifier of the association.

CONCLUSIONS:

Work-family conflict was positively associated with the self-report of poor health, especially in those who were financially responsible for other family members.

KEYWORDS:

Egypt; Self-rated health; Work-family conflict

PMID:
29500946
DOI:
10.1016/j.puhe.2018.01.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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