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Work-Family Conflict and Burnout among Female Medical Doctors in Selected Hospitals Abuja

Ajet, G. S. and Offong, R. E. and Ajayi, M. P. and Iruonagbe, C. T. and Amoo, Emmanuel O. (2019) Work-Family Conflict and Burnout among Female Medical Doctors in Selected Hospitals Abuja. In: 1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development, 2019, Online.

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Burnout is a sign of long-range exhaustion and deteriorated challenge that affects the wellbeing and health of individuals; it cuts across gender and has no regional boundary. The study investigated the influence of work-family conflict on burnout among female medical doctors. Method of both quantitative and qualitative research techniques was employed. A structured questionnaire was distributed among female doctors in selected hospitals. The in-depth interview was conducted with one senior female medical doctor in each hospital visited. The hospitals were those whose management obliged us the permission for the interview among identified hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria. Data were analysed using univariate bivariate and multivariate statistical techniques. For the in-depth interview, data were analysed using content analytic procedure. Individual items on three burnout categories were included in the analysis on a 7point scale. Regression model was used to analyse work-family conflict and burnout and it is statistically significant. The result indicated that emotional exhaustion only burnout factor hat predicts work-family conflict. A One-way Anova model was also used to discover the significant difference in the number of practice years an emotional exhaustion between groups. A descriptive mean also indicated that 0-5years of practice duration had the lowest mean and are more likely to experience emotional exhaustion. The study concluded that female doctors go through emotional exhaustion which is a major aspect in burnout. Also, female doctors at the earliest stage of their career experienced burnout unlike those at the latest stages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burnout, work-family conflict, emotional exhaustion, women, medical doctor, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2021 10:02
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2021 10:02

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