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The Impact of Work-Life Balance on Organizational Commitment of Nurses in Hospitals in Dublin, Ireland

Kandiah, Vishvatha (2019) The Impact of Work-Life Balance on Organizational Commitment of Nurses in Hospitals in Dublin, Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose- The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of work-life balance on organizational commitment of nurses in Hospitals in Dublin, Ireland. It also investigated how factors closely related to work-life balance (work overload and perceived organizational support) impact organizational commitment.

Methodology- This study used a cross-sectional research design, and a combination of convenience and snowball sampling was adopted for data collection. Hard copies and online questionnaires were given out and mailed to hospital nurses working in Dublin, and 131 valid responses were received. The participants responded to four valid and reliable scales of work-life balance, work overload, perceived organizational support, and organizational commitment. Standard multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable.

Findings- Results indicated a positive but not statistically significant relationship between work-life balance and organizational commitment. Factors closely related to work-life balance had a significant relationship with organizational commitment. The analysis showed that work overload had a significant negative relationship with organizational commitment, and perceived organizational support had a significant positive relationship with organizational commitment. This study revealed that perceived organizational support is the strongest predictor of organizational commitment among hospital nurses.

Originality- This research is unique in investigating the relationship between work-life balance and organizational commitment among hospital nurses within the Irish context. In addition, this study also examines how factors associated with work-life balance (work overload and perceived organizational support) impact organizational commitment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Organisational Behaviour > Organisational Culture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 16:43
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 16:43
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3939

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