Measuring The Quality of Nursing Work Life in Public Hospitals

Mohamad, Mahadzirah (2012) Measuring The Quality of Nursing Work Life in Public Hospitals. In: 2nd International Conference on Management 2012 Proceeding, 11-12 June 2012, Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

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The current shortage of nurses in Malaysia highlights the importance of understanding their work environment, giving emphasis on the different aspects of Quality of Work Life (QWL) so that relevant policies can be formulated to retain them in the workforce. Therefore the aim of this study is to determine the underlying factors that measure QWL of nurses. The sample consisted of 392 nurses working in the Obstetric and Gynecology, and Pediatric departments of the state level public hospitals. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis produced a good fit and a reliable nine items, two factors measurement model of nurses' QWL. The factors generated were labeled: Communication and Opportunities for Career Growth and Work-Family Life Balance. The study suggest that improvement in the different aspects of QWL which are related to nurses' needs for communication and career growth opportunities and work-family life balance may effectively retain the nursing workforce.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: quality of work life, communication and career growth opportunities, work family life balance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 07:15
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 06:07

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