Work-family conflict and sleep disturbance: The Malaysian working women study

Sanaz Aazami, Mosayeb Mozafari, Khadijah Shamsuddin, Syaqirah Akmal

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Abstract

This study aimed at assessing effect of the four dimensions of work-family conflicts (strain and time-based work interference into family and family interference into work) on sleep disturbance in Malaysian working women. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 325 Malaysian married working women. Multiple-stage simple random sampling method was used to recruit women from public service departments of Malaysia. Self-administrated questionnaires were used to measure the study variables and data were analyzed using SPSS version 21. We found that high level of the four dimensions of work-family conflicts significantly increase sleep disturbance. Our analyses also revealed an age-dependent effect of the work-family conflict on sleep disturbance. Women in their 20 to 30 yr old suffer from sleep disturbance due to high level of time-based and strain-based work-interference into family. However, the quality of sleep among women aged 30–39 were affected by strain-based family-interference into work. Finally, women older than 40 yr had significantly disturbed sleep due to strain-based work-interference into family as well as time-based family interference into work. Our findings showed that sleep quality of working women might be disturbed by experiencing high level of work-family conflict. However, the effects of inter-role conflicts on sleep varied among different age groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalIndustrial Health
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2016

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Working Women
Sleep
Conflict (Psychology)
Malaysia
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Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Life-cycle perspective
  • Sleep
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Work-family conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Work-family conflict and sleep disturbance : The Malaysian working women study. / Aazami, Sanaz; Mozafari, Mosayeb; Shamsuddin, Khadijah; Akmal, Syaqirah.

In: Industrial Health, Vol. 54, No. 1, 29.01.2016, p. 50-57.

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Aazami, Sanaz ; Mozafari, Mosayeb ; Shamsuddin, Khadijah ; Akmal, Syaqirah. / Work-family conflict and sleep disturbance : The Malaysian working women study. In: Industrial Health. 2016 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 50-57.
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