Impact of Work-Family Conflict and Social Support on Retention Intention among Married Female Nurses

기혼 여성간호사의 직장-가정 갈등과 사회적 지지가 재직의도에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2018.07.18
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of work-family conflict and social support on retention intention in married female nurses. Participants were nurses working in 5 general hospitals in C city and data were collected from September 1 to 15, 2017. Data were analyzed by t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, multiple regression analysis using SPSS Win 23.0. Factors influencing retention intention were identified as following; time-based conflict, more than one child, charge nurse, support of a co-workers, managers' support, with 37.3% explanatory power. This study shows that time-based conflict has negative effect on retention intention, while support of co-workers and managers have positive effect. This result may be useful in developing new strategies for enhancing retention intention. Further research is needed to identify other factors affecting the retention intention of married female nurses.


Mariried female nurses;Work-family conflict;Social support;Retention intention;Time-based conflict


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