The Relations between Work Intensity and Work-Family Conflict in Collectivist Culture: Evidence from Turkish Health Care Professionals

  • Ozutku H
  • Altindis S
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Abstract

The main purpose of this article is to advance the understanding of the relations between work intensity factors and work-family conflict factors in the collectivist culture pattern of Turkey. Data were collected using questionnaires from 462 health care professionals who are working in 25 different state hospitals and 12 cities in Turkey. SEM using by LISREL 8.0, hierarchical regression analysis, and ANOVA were used in analyzing the data.The structural equation modelling results showed that work intensity factors were the significant predictors of work-to-family conflict factors for Turkish health care professions. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that personal demographics and work situation characteristics accounted for a significant increment in explained variance on the time based work family conflict factors measure. Support was found for the hypothesis that samples would demonstrate a positive relation between work intensity and work-family conflict for Turkish health care professions.There are no statistically significant differences of time, strain and behaviour based work-to-family conflict according to gender, age, marital status, having children and function. There is a significant difference between the work-family conflict levels of health care professionals according to number of children, education level, work hours per week and organizational position. © 2013 Indian Institute of Health Management Research.

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  • Turkey
  • Work intensity
  • collectivism
  • health care
  • work-family conflict

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Authors

  • Hatice Ozutku

  • Selma Altindis

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