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Work Life Balance and Commitment of Government Hospital Nurses

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K. H. M. K. Dayananda ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
About K. H. M. K.
Postgraduate Student, Master of Commerce, Department of Commerce and Financial Management
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S. M. A. K. Samarakoon

University of Kelaniya, LK
About S. M. A. K.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Commerce and Financial Management
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Abstract

The nurses play a crucial role in the government hospital and their commitment and the work life balance seem to have a greater impact to make ensure quality of health sector in the country. The main emphases of the study are to figure out the factors affect to the Work Life Balance (WLB) on government hospital nurses in Sri Lanka and to analysis the Work Life Balance influence on job Commitment among government hospital nurses. The study conducted using primary data gathered focusing government hospitals in Colombo area. Participants are asked to complete structural questionnaires, which were developed to measure demographic factors and research variables. Questionnaires distributed among nurses working in the selected three hospitals in Colombo district. Hundred and five competed questionnaires returned from respondents. Hundred competed questionnaires were used to final data analysis. Descriptive statistics and correlation analysis and regression were utilized to data analysis.

 

The study assessed the effect of four independent variables on the Work Life Balance and it was found the working environment, work stress, financial encouragement and Job Autonomy have greater impact to the work life balance. It was found that the working environment, work stress, financial encouragement and Job Autonomy has greater impact to the Work Life Balance. Public sector still plays a vibrant role in every country. If public sector employees are not satisfied with their motives, employee performance will deteriorate and inefficiency will be increased. It may also be a part of grievances, low productivity, disciplinary problems and other organization difficulties. Moreover, it is noted that Work life balance and working commitment have strong positive relationship. In this context, it can be concluded that the proper WLB will lead to high working commitment in nursing professionals. Further higher WLB leads to enhance the quality of health service in the country.
How to Cite: Dayananda, K.H.M.K. and Samarakoon, S.M.A.K., 2019. Work Life Balance and Commitment of Government Hospital Nurses. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 14(2), pp.46–59. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v14i2.69
Published on 30 Dec 2019.
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