Assessing the Relationship Between Work-Family Conflict and Smoking
Published Date:Jun 21 2012
Source:Am J Public Health. 102(9):1767-1772.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3482018
Funding:K05 CA108663/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
U01 AG027669/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
U01AG027669/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051217/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051218/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01HD051276/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01HD059773/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
U01OH008788/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
To examine the relationship between smoking and work-family conflict among a sample of New England long-term care facility workers.
Data were collected using in-person, structured interviews from workers in four extended care facilities.
There was a strong association between smoking likelihood and work-family conflict. Workers who experienced both stress at home from work issues (i.e., work to home conflict) and stress and work from personal issues (i.e., home to work conflict) had 3.1 times higher odds of smoking compared to those who did not experience these types of conflict. Workers who experienced home to work conflict had an odds of 2.3 compared to those who did not experience this type of conflict, and workers who experienced work to home conflict had an odds of 1.6 compared to workers who did not experience this type of conflict.
The results of this study indicate that there is a robust relationship between work-family conflict and smoking, but that this relationship is dependent upon the total amount of conflict experienced and the direction of the conflict.
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