Edited By Evelin Witruk and Dian Sari Utami
The main topics of the book are traumatic experiences, stress processing and dyslexia with some new perspectives on this old phenomenon. The authors of the book articles are from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Spain, Syria, Portugal, and Germany. The interdisciplinary character of this book is represented in contributions of scientists from different areas of psychology, special education, and linguistics.
The Role of Social Support to Cope with Work-Family Conflict
Abstract: Family is a pivotal issue in social science following the policy of sustainable development that is established by the United Nations. In order for the society to be sustainable the well-being of families should be prioritised among other social issues. European countries have decided to implement family-friendly policy in order to foster family well-being and family sustainability. One of the threat to family well-being is work-family conflict as a result of the increasing working mothers. To bring mothers back to families is almost impossible in a short time, but reducing work-family conflict will be the reasonable steps to cope with the problems. This study investigates the role of social support to reduce work-family conflict. The study was conducted among female nurses in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Data was collected with two questionnaires to measure the intensity of work-family conflict and the extent of social support from the spouse, the colleagues and from the superior. There were 70 subjects included in the study. The data was analyzed with stepwise Regression analysis with three predictors, i.e. spouse support, colleagues support, and superior support. The results showed that social support from colleagues is the strongest variable that significantly reduce work-to-family conflict with the standardised regression coefficient (ß) of -0.293, p < 0.05. Path analysis was conducted to investigate the overall role of social support. It is discussed why the colleague support is the one that is the most significant to reduce work-to-family interference.
Keywords: sustainable development, work-family conflict, social support
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