IJSSH 2011 Vol.1(2): 150-155 ISSN:2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2011.V1.26

Social Support, Work-Family Enrichment and Life Satisfaction among Married Nurses in Health Service

Wan Edura Wan Rashid, Mohamad Sahari Nordin, Azura Omar, and Izhairi Ismail

Abstract—The objectives of this research are i) to examine the psychometric properties of the constructs of social-support, work-family enrichment and life satisfaction, ii) to validate the hypothesized interrelationships among the constructs of social support, work-family enrichment and life satisfaction among nurses of public hospitals in Malaysia and iii) to examine the likely mediation effect of work-family enrichment on support-satisfaction relationship. Survey questionnaire was administered to 689 married nurses of public hospitals in Malaysia. A full structural modeling testing was used in SEM with AMOS 17 data-fitting program, supported the hypothesized relationship. The results substantiated the psychometric adequacy of the measure and produced a good-fitting life satisfaction model among nurses.

Index Terms—satisfaction, social-support and work-family enrichment.

Wan Edura Wan Rashid is with the Faculty of Office Management and Technology, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300, Bandar Puncak Alam (e-mail: wanedura@ yahoo.com).
Mohamad Sahari Nordin is with Research Management Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak 53100, Kuala Lumpur. (e-mail: msahari@iium.edu.my).
Azura Omar is with the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak 53100, Kuala Lumpur. (e-mail: azura_omar@iium.edu.my).
Izhairi Ismail is with the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak 53100, Kuala Lumpur. (e-mail: izhairi@iium.edu.my).

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Cite: Wan Edura Wan Rashid, Mohamad Sahari Nordin, Azura Omar, and Izhairi Ismail, "Social Support, Work-Family Enrichment and Life Satisfaction among Married Nurses in Health Service," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 150-155, 2011.

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