BEYOND THE WARD: SPOUSAL SUPPORT’S IMPACT ON NURSES PROFESSIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE AMID WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT
Keywords:Work Family Conflict,, Spousal Support, Professional Quality of Life, Burnout, Compassion satisfaction, Secondary traumatic stress
Sample of 300 married nurses from, Wah cantt, Attock, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar were the subjects of the current study, which sought to investigate the associations between work-family conflict, spousal support, and professional quality of life. The study also investigates the moderating role of spousal support on the relationship between work family conflict and professional quality of life. Private and public hospitals were included in the data collection process to ensure participant diversity. The scales used in this investigation were the Work-Family-Conflict scale (Carlson et al., 2000), which has 18 items, and Spousal Support scale (Janning, 2006), which has 12 items and Professional Quality of Life Scale (Stamm2010), a 30-item scale that assesses compassion fulfillment, Burnout and Secondary traumatic stress, was the third scale. Using SPSS version 23, a number of statistical techniques were used, including descriptive t-tests, correlation analyses, regression analyses, and moderation analyses. The study results revealed that Work-family conflict was shown to be favorably associated with secondary traumatic stress and burnout, but negatively correlated with compassion satisfaction and spousal support (p<0.01). Spousal support and compassion satisfaction, on the other hand, were significantly negatively connected (p<0.01), but burnout and secondary traumatic stress were strongly inversely correlated. The results of the moderation analysis revealed that spousal support moderated the relationship between work family conflict and professional quality of life. The results of the t test analysis revealed that there is no statistically significant difference in the mean scores for work-family conflict, spousal support, compassion satisfaction, burnout, and typical traumatic stress for job working hours, family structure(nuclear, joint) and job sector (private, public). The reliability was evaluated using alpha reliability coefficients. With values of 0.99 for work-family conflict, 0.98 for spousal support, 0.98 for professional quality of life, 0.97 for burnout, and 0.96 for the secondary traumatic stress subscales, the derived coefficients were high. The high reliability coefficients obtained for the measurement scales enhance the validity of the findings, indicating strong internal consistency. By understanding the role of spousal support can also help individuals proactively manage their work-life integration. Employees can utilize the findings to communicate their needs to their spouses and seek support when dealing with work-family conflicts. This can contribute to better personal and professional well-being.