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Boundary integration, work/family enrichment and life satisfaction among female nursing staff

Muhammad Yasir (Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan)
Abdul Majid (Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan)
Muhammad Yasir (Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan)
Najeebullah Khan (Department of Public Administration, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 23 May 2019

Issue publication date: 13 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a model based on boundary theory to provide information about how boundary integration (BI) promotes life satisfaction (LS) among female nursing staff. For the prediction of this relationship, this study also captures the mediation effect of family-to-work enrichment (FWE), work-to-family enrichment (WFE) and job satisfaction (JS).

Design/methodology/approach

Descriptive statistics, correlation, structural equation modelling (SEM), Baron and Kenny approach, PROCESS Macro and Sobel test approaches were used on a sample of 724 nurses.

Findings

The results of the study confirm the significant effects of BI on LS of female nursing staff. Moreover, the mediating roles of FWE, WFE and JS are also confirmed.

Practical implications

Work–family BI is essential for the enhancement of LS among nursing staff. Increasing the BI level along with WFE and FWE provides foundation for JS and LS. Moreover, the study in hand provides significant implications for nursing management; importantly, this study explores BI as an important predictor of FWE, WFE and JS in addressing the LS among nurses.

Originality/value

Nurses’ WFE and FWE are determined through various factors. In distinguishing from past studies in the relevant field, this study explores BI as an important predictor of WFE and FWE in addressing the JS and LS among female nursing staff.

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Citation

Yasir, M., Majid, A., Yasir, M. and Khan, N. (2019), "Boundary integration, work/family enrichment and life satisfaction among female nursing staff", Management Research Review, Vol. 42 No. 6, pp. 740-759. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-01-2018-0041

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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