The Impact of Work/Family Conflict and Workplace Social Support on Mental Distress in Home Health Workers

Ahyoung Lee, Yuri Jang

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Abstract

The study explored the role of work/family conflict and workplace social support in predicting home health workers’ mental distress using a sample of home health workers in Central Texas (n = 150). The result of multivariate analysis showed that work/family conflict increased mental distress, while client support and organizational support decreased mental distress. In addition to the direct effects, client support was found to buffer the negative impact of work/family conflict. Findings call attention to the ways to reduce work/family conflict and increase workplace social support in efforts to promote home health workers’ mental well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalHome Health Care Management and Practice
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • home health workers
  • mental health
  • work-family conflict
  • workplace social support

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